Notes on various Milwaukee news sources:
On Milwaukee - I noticed that a lot of the articles had to do with drinking, where to find the best drinks and food around Milwaukee, and what's happening entertainment wise around the city. There was little to no news of political or "unhappy" events.
The article I read was "Adam's new "Green Book" Inspired MAM mural references Milwaukee Sites" by Bobby Tanzilo. Here are some of the notes I took on the article.
Shepherd Express - There was a broader sense of news with more specific stories about local activities, crimes, and events. There were a lot of articles detailing public concerns. The article I read was "Milwaukeans Protest the Line 3 Pipeline" by Colleen Fischer. In the article, it details that
Urban Milwaukee - In Urban Milwaukee, there is a pretty good mix of both good and bad news around Milwaukee. It also includes information from all over Wisconsin as well as all over the world, not just Milwaukee. The stories are very opinionated, much more than most news stories. I also noticed that there were a lot of ads all over the website that were kind of distracting. I don't remember seeing all those ads on most other sites. I read "When Will we get Reform of Police?" by Angela Lang,
Milwaukee Magazine - This site was a lot more playful with quizzes about your style, where you should live, different things to do in Milwaukee and other entertainment related stories. There weren't a lot of unhappy stories, instead keeping it lights and un-opinioned. Like On Milwaukee, there are a lot of drinking, eating, and event guides. I read "Tickets are on Sale for Fringe Fest, but What is it?" by Archer Parquette.
Milwaukee Record - There were lots of categories on this site, including comedy, food and drinks, film, podcasts, sports, arts, etc, that I hadn't seen on other sites. It was very focused on Milwaukee, and not really anywhere else. I read "MKE Sex: OnlyFans, sex work, and big banks as the keepers of morality" by Lucky Tomaszek.
Milwaukee Independent - This site was very political with different vehicles for news (editorials, photojournalism, photo essays, audiocasts, etc.) The focus was on Milwaukee but there was still coverage from all over the world. There were also US articles form other news sites. I read "When Public funded Christian Schools use Rightwing Textbooks to Teach Slavery as just Black Immigration" by The Guardian.
Overall, most of these local news sites kept their stories pretty happy, un-opinionated, and simple for people to read and understand. The main topics were drinking, restaurants and bars, and events happening this summer and fall. There was an overabundance of happiness and cheerfulness and a lack of important, relevant news that has an impact on everyone's life, not just the average Milwaukeans social life.