Madison Commons Media Digest, July 12, 2020

Top Stories
Carlton Jenkins named next MMSD superintendent, Scott Girard, Capital Times, July 10. Dane County order: Masks required indoors, except at home, starting Monday, Brianna Reilly, CT, July 7. COVID-19
With uptick of COVID-19 cases, Wisconsin response measures likely limited to local orders, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, July 12. New coronavirus record for second straight day as 880 test positive in Wisconsin, Robert Chappell and Stephanie Díaz de Léon, Madison365, July 10. As COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations rise, panel addresses 'nightmare of school reopening,' David Wahlberg, WSJ, June 10.

Madison Commons, July 5, 2020


Wisconsin businesses oppose release of COVID-19 data, Abigail Becker, Yvonne Kim, Brianna Reilly, CT, July 4. Dane Co. partners with Boys & Girls Club to bring COVID testing to community, Robert Chappell, Madison365, July 2. Madison public health: COVID-19 cases from protests 'extremely small,' Abigail Becker, CT, July 1. Dane County increases restrictions on bars, restaurants, after spike in COVID-19 cases, Abigail Becker, CT, July 1.

Madison Commons Media Digest, June 21, 2020

Racial Justice

Tony Evers, Mandela Barnes unveil bills banning police chokeholds and limiting use of force, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, June 20. City Council president announces task force on critical issues facing Black community, Abigail Becker, CT, June 20. Juneteenth rally-goers march to Dane County Jail, Howard Hardee, WSJ, June 20. Black, Latino COVID-19 disparities bring attention to broad health inequities, David Wahlberg, WSJ, June 20. While Madison youth march, others offer support, supplies, food, Abigail Becker, CT, June 20.

Madison Commons Media Digest, June 14, 2020

Protests and Racial Justice

Health care professionals march in Saturday rally, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, June 14. Madison under renewed pressure to reform police, Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal, June 14. Wisconsin DOJ started collecting police-use-of-force data in 2020, Briana Reilly, CT, June 13. Monona Grove marches for Black Lives Matter, Scott Girard, CT, June 11. Community organizers rail against video of Madison mayor sympathizing with police during unrest, Elizabeth Beyer, WSJ, June 10.

Madison Commons Media Digest, June 7, 2020

MPD use-of-force policy aligns with bill Evers is pushing, Brianna Reilly, Capital Times, June 7.

Seven days of protest: Demonstrations continue in downtown Madison, Abigail Becker, CT, June 6; Seventh day of Madison protests honors birthday of woman killed by police, in photos, Steve Apps, WSJ, June 6; Why Madison is marching: 'I feel like we're not real citizens,' Kayla Huynh, WSJ, June 6;

Madison Commons Media Digest, May 31, 2020

Top Stories

Madison mayor imposes curfew after rioting, looting downtown; in photos, Wisconsin State Journal staff; Mayor declares state of emergency, issues curfew until Monday morning, Channel3000,  May 31. Madison's George Floyd protest goes from peaceful to destructive, in videos;  Elizabeth Beyer, WSJ, May 31;  People, police clash in Madison, Brianna Reilly, Capital Times, May 31. 'Our property is replaceable. Black lives aren't': State Street bar owner reflects on violent protests, Stephanie Fryer, Channel3000, May 31. Boys and Girls Club of Dane County organizes State Street cleanup, Stephanie Fryer, Channel3000, May 30.

Reopening during Covid-19: Madison in photos

The Orpheum Theater on State. Image by Lawrence Andrea. United States, 2020. Local businesses in Madison, Wisconsin, are set to open at limited capacity Tuesday, May 26, as Dane County begins the first phase of its reopening plan. The plan for a gradual reopening from Wisconsin’s second largest county follows a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision earlier in the month that struck down Democratic Governor Tony Evers’ statewide safer-at-home order.

Madison Commons Media Digest, May 24, 2020


Dane County businesses to reopen Tuesday with restrictions, Brianna Reilly, Capital Times, May 23. Positive coronavirus test rate ticks up slightly as death toll in Wisconsin passes 500, Robert Chappell, Madison365, May 23. Wisconsin's unemployment rate more than quadruples to 14.1% in April, Chris Rickert, WSJ, May 22. Federal lawsuit filed against Dane County COVID-19 stay-at-home order, Riley Vetterkind, WSJ, May 22. UW-Madison closes off lakefront as hundreds gather, Madison365, May 21

Madison and Dane County

No furloughs for Madison city employees for now, Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway says, Dean Mosiman, May 23.

Madison Commons Media Digest, May 17, 2020


Wisconsin's new normal with COVID-19 could embrace safety or spark outbreaks, Dave Wahlberg, Wisconsin State Journal, May 17. In biggest one-day jump yet, 514 new coronavirus cases confirmed; total count surges past 12,000, Robert Chappell, Madison365, May 16. Dane County reaffirms state-at-home order as others roll back theirs, Brianna Reilly and Abigail Becker, Capital Times, May 15. COVID-19 News

Wisconsin communities lift coronavirus orders as cases increase, Sarah Hauer, Molly Beck, and Patrick Marley, May 16; Which cities have orders in effect? May 13, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.