Hurtado Zimmerman SC is pleased this year to provide a donation to support Isthmus Community Media, a member-supported, nonprofit newspaper based in Madison, Wisconsin whose mission is to:
“inform and engage the Madison community through independent, in-depth journalism. We believe in the power of storytelling.”
Founded in 1976 as an alternative newsweekly, the paper published continuously in print for more than four decades until COVID-19 hit in March, 2020. The then-owners of Isthmus paused print and laid off the entire staff. A small crew of volunteers stepped up to lead the transition of the paper as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. In August, 2021 Isthmus returned to print as a monthly.
As a non profit, Isthmus has continued to provide news coverage of the Madison community, with a focus on watchdog journalism, in-depth news, and informed and diverse coverage of the local food, music and art scenes. Isthmus also maintains a thorough community calendar of events and a platform for local opinion writers and guest columnists, as well as hosts candidate forums and debates.
Isthmus does not have an editorial board, write its own opinion pieces, or endorse local candidates. It provides opportunities for local businesses and organizations to help support important coverage of their community and to connect with its audience on multiple media platforms. It posts content on its website, isthmus.com, produces three newsletters emailed to
readers, and promotes stories on social media, all services that are free of charge to its readers.
Isthmus has drawn on its deep roots in the community and is supported in part by readers and members; nearly one-third of its revenue in the past year has been from reader support. Isthmus also continues to partner with local businesses with sponsorship opportunities in the paper and on isthmus.com, its website.
Since returning to print as a nonprofit in August 2021, Isthmus has:
Hurtado Zimmerman SC commends Isthmus for continuing to act as a powerful, positive community resource for investigative news reporting and support of arts and science that enrich our lives. For more information about this independent media non profit, use this link: Isthmus.com
We invite our clients and friends to join Hurtado Zimmerman, S.C. in making a donation, by using this link: one-time donation
If you would like to become a member supporter of Isthmus, use this link: member