Media Digest June 24

Stories from this past week and a look ahead.

Neighborhoods and Development

Monroe Street development brings new coping strategies from businesses. Barry Adams, WSJ, 6/24.

Some far west side residents criticize new development plan. Lisa Speckhard Pasque. CT, 6/19.

Madison's downtown "hairball" intersection up for approval.  Chris Rickert, WSJ, 6/18.


Madison bakery picketed, accused of wage theft. Teymour Tomsyck, CT, 6/24.

Profile of Exact Sciences CEO Kevin Conroy by Mike Ivey, Isthmus, 6/21.


An important statewide story from Jesse Opoien asking whether statewide candidates can call attention to opium addiction without politicizing the issue. 6/2o.


MMSD gets $1 million from state to increase school security.  Bill Novak, WSJ, 6/21.

A principal at Sherman Middle School resigns after a blog post criticizes her school management; MMSD Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham responds.  Chris Rickert, WSJ, 6/19.  Madison365's take here.

Media and Culture

Madison Magazine celebrates its 40th year.  Congrats!

LunART Festival shines light on female composers. Gayle Worland, WSJ, 6/24.  Thursday through Saturday.


In opinion this week, Paul Fanlund asks what it would take for people to embrace actual journalism again.  CT 6/22.

Trump team misreads bible.  John Nichols, CT, 6/24.

Week Ahead

Some upcoming hearings ( from WSJ, 6/24).

Monday, 4.p.m. Madison Parks Long Range Planning Subcommittee, City-County Building, 201 MLK Blvd, Rm. 118.  Hearing on the Park and Open Space Plan.

Monday, 4:30, p.m. Madison Finance Committee, City-County Building, multiple items, including achieving Madison's 100 percent renewable energy goal.

Thursday, 5 p.m.  Madison Public Market Development Committee, City-County Building, Rm. GR 27.  Authorizing design services for public market.



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