THE CAPITAL TIMES TURNS 100!

Guest:  Paul Fanlund, Editor and Executive Publisher, The Capital Times

“Let people have the truth and the freedom to discuss it.” Those were the words and philosophy that inspired William T. Evjue to launch The Capital Times newspaper in December 1917.  A strong supporter of Fighting Bob LaFollette’s Progressive Movement, The Cap Times became a voice for justice: women’s suffrage, anti-war, McCarthyism, environmental causes, and civil rights.  100 years later, The Cap Times continues to represent the progressive voice – fighting for many of the same issues and employing investigative journalism skills to report on current issues – but has adapted to the evolution of the delivery of the news in the digital age.

On this program, Paul Fanlund takes us back to its beginning days to the move from a daily newspaper to an online publication in 2008.  He talks about the attack on the press today and shares his insight on how to approach news sources – where to find news you can trust.

The public is invited to celebrate The Cap Times’ 100th anniversary at Monona Terrace Convention Center on Tuesday, December 12.  Doors open at 6 pm for appetizers and a cash bar.  At 7 pm, Cap Times editors Paul Fanlund, John Nichols and Dave Zweifel will participate in a panel discussion moderated by former WPR radio host, Joy Cardin.  There is no charge to attend.