Join Us for a Tour of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Production Facility

Dynamics of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Printing and Logistics of Distribution

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is a daily morning broadsheet printed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is the primary newspaper in Milwaukee, the largest newspaper in Wisconsin and is distributed widely throughout the state. It is the namesake of its owner, Journal Media Group.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Production Facility — Tour the production facility of Wisconsin’s largest newspaper where seven-story presses print, cut and fold the Journal Sentinel every day of the year at a rate of 85,000 copies an hour. The tour includes a historical display, video overview of press operations and a visit to the plate making, press and packaging areas along with robotic forklifts. The event will take place at 4101 W. Burnham St., West Milwaukee.

Tour guides will include Judith Berger, Production Manager and Andrew Johnson, Director of Circulation Digital Sales & Marketing Journal Media Group.

Program Overview:

This event will include an informative facilities tour, presentation and a Q&A session.

The Journal was started in 1882, in competition with four other English-language, four German- and two Polish-language dailies. Its first editor was Lucius Nieman, who wanted to steer the paper away from the political biases and yellow journalism common at the time. Nieman was an innovative and crusading editor, and under his watch the paper won numerous awards, including five Pulitzer Prizes.

The Journal followed the Sentinel into broadcasting. The Journal purchased radio station WKAF in 1927, changing its call letters to WTMJ. It later launched an FM station, W9XAO, in 1940; it was later called W55M, WMFM, WTMJ-FM, WKTI-FM, WLWK-FM, and, now, WKTI. WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee’s first television station, went on the air in 1947. All three stations remain Journal-owned today.

Please join us for another quality educational program from The Logistics Council on September 24th at The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Burnham Facility).

Registration & Logistics:

Place: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Directions: Miller Park Way and Burnham
(Park in visitor lot)
4101 W. Burnham St, West Milwaukee, WI 53215
Time: 1:30 pm Event Registration & Networking
2:00 pm Welcome by Judith Berger and Andrew Johnson
2:30 pm Journal facility tour
3:30pm Open Q&A session
Cost: Please pre-register for this event to ensure that space is available
$45.00 Pre-paid with RESERVATION
$50.00 pre-paid 7 days or less from the event date
$55.00 paid AT-THE-DOOR

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