The owners of the Milwaukee Courier and Madison Times are announcing a joint-venture under which they will share news and editorial content and jointly promote advertising content.
The collaboration, effective Nov. 1, includes both the web and print editions of the two publications.
Their combined print circulation will be more than 55,000 weekly and their combined monthly web reach will be more than 100,000.
The Milwaukee Courier was founded in 1964 and is Milwaukee’s oldest African American newspaper.
The Madison Times, founded in 1991, is the largest-circulated and most-read African-American newspaper in the Madison and Dane County area.
Both award-winning newspapers have been recognized on a national level for their editorial content and their contributions to the African-American community.
“This collaboration will strengthen both the Courier and the Times and allow us to do an ever better job of covering the African American communities in Wisconsin’s two largest cities,” said Lynda Jones, Editor-in-Chief of the Courier.
Ray Allen, Publisher of the Madison Times, called the joint-venture a “win-win for everyone involved.”
“Certainly the Times and Courier will benefit from this joint-venture, but more importantly, the Madison and Milwaukee African American communities will benefit, too,” Allen said.
“Our readers will be treated to a wider range of news coverage and advertising messages than they previously were.”
The Madison Times can be found online at www.themadisontimes.com.
The Milwaukee Courier can be found at www.milwaukeecourieronline.com.