Madison Commons Media Digest, November 22, 2020

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Trump Wisconsin recount seeks to throw out tens of thousands of votes in Democratic strongholds, Nora Eckert and Anya van Wagtendonk, Wisconsin Watch, Nov. 21; Wisconsin officials: Trump observers obstructing recount, Michael Tarm, Associated Press, Nov. 22. COVID-19

Wisconsin surpasses 350,000 all-time coronavirus cases, Stephen Cohn, Channel3000, Nov. 21; Wisconsin's positive test rate continues to fall as death toll passes 3,000, Robert Chappell, Madison365, Nov.

Madison Commons Media Digest, November 15, 2020


State reports 5,126 new coronavirus cases, positive test rate hits new high, Robert Chappell, Nov. 14; Dane County pushes past 21,000 cumulative cases as one new death reported, hospitalizations drop, Stephanie Díaz de León, Nov. 14, Madison365. Deaths at 2,573 as Wisconsin tops 300,000 COVID-19 cases, breaking daily record again, Scott Bauer, Associated Press, Nov. 14.

Madison Commons Media Digest, November 8, 2020

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'Relief': Downtown Madison bursts into celebration as Joe Biden wins presidency, Logan Wroge, Wisconsin State Journal, Nov. 7. The Election

Polling gets it wrong again in Wisconsin, Riley Vetterkind, WSJ, Nov. 8. 2020 Election again shows lopsided Republican legislative maps, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, Nov.

Madison Commons Media Digest, November 1, 2020

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How and when will we know who won?, Wisconsin State Journal, Nov. 1. Politics and Voting

Turnout on UW campuses may be key in close legislative races, Brianna Reilly, Capital Times, Nov. 1. DOJ, Attorney General Josh Kaul warns against voter intimidation ahead of election day, Shanzeh Ahmad, WSJ, Oct.

Madison Commons Media Digest, October 25, 2020


How the federal COVID-19 formula hurt some of Wisconsin's most vulnerable college students, Kelly Meyerhofer, Wisconsin State Journal, Oct. 25. New daily Wisconsin COVID-19 cases remain above 4,000; more than 1,700 dead, Elizabeth Beyer, WSJ, Oct. 25; Positive test rate jumps to 24.6%, average daily deaths reaches 28, Robert Chappell, Madison365, Oct. 24.

Madison Commons Media Digest, October 11, 2020


Wisconsin reports 18 more COVID-19 deaths as cases surge, Associated Press, Oct. 11. Dane County reports 201 new cases as hospitalizations continue to grow, Stephanie Díaz de Léon, Madison365, Oct. 10. Wisconsin hospitals, businesses, team up on campaign to stop COVID-19 spread, David Wahlberg, Wisconsin State Journal, Oct.

Madison Commons Media Digest, October 4, 2020


Another record setting day: 2,892 new cases, 692 hospitalized–both highest ever–and 19 more deaths reported, Robert Chappell, Madison365, Oct. 3; Wisconsin sets record for COVID-19 cases in a single day, Associated Press, Oct. 3. After testing positive for COVID-19, Ron Johnson says he's still against mask mandates, Brianna Reilly, Capital Times, Oct. 3.

Madison Commons Media Digest, September 27, 2020

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Democracy in the Park forges ahead despite Republican attempt to block event, Elizabeth Beyer, Wisconsin State Journal, Sept. 27;  Conservative group sues to block private elections grants to Madison, four other Wisconsin cities, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, Sept. 26. COVID-19

More records set as Wisconsin confirms 2,817 new coronavirus cases on 22.4% positive tests, Robert Chappell, Madison365, Sept. 26.

Madison Commons Media Digest, September 20, 2020

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Wisconsin approaching 100,000 all-time coronavirus cases, Stephen Cohn, Channel3000, Sept. 19. Wisconsin clerks say they're prepared to deliver timely election results, Riley Vetterkind, Wisconsin State Journal, Sept. 20; Voting absentee in the Nov. 3 election?