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six-time TEN-TIME Milwaukee Press Club award-winning weekly opinion column and online publication written and published by veteran Milwaukee journalist Dan Shafer. Learn more about it here.
The Recombobulation Area has a goal to grow in 2023.
Last year, 2022, was the year the part-time project I did while being a stay-at-home dad became an actual full-time job, with a gold Milwaukee Press Club award, a byline in The New York Times, and hundreds of new paid subscribers.
In 2023, we want to see the number of paid subscribers reach the thousands. We want to grow the number of free subscribers, too.
We want to produce more content. We want to launch a new podcast. We want to put on more events. We want to work with more contributors. There’s so much more we want to be doing. We’re already kicking the tires to make a lot of that happen. But with your support, we can supercharge these efforts so The Recombobulation Area can really take flight.
Here’s what you can do to help out our reader-funded, independent publication continue to grow:
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And here’s the thing: Everyone who subscribes within the next week will be invited to join a special subscriber Q&A with David Mandel, the Emmy Award-winning executive producer of VEEP!
Current paid subscribers, as well as those who upgrade from free to paid this week, will also be invited to the event.
The Q&A with David Mandel will be held over zoom and will be moderated by me, Dan Shafer.
Most of what we publish at The Recombobulation Area is available for free. So when we ask you to subscribe, it's not always to access more stuff, but to support the work we do covering news and politics in Milwaukee and Wisconsin.
And we need more coverage of politics in this crucially important swing state. The media landscape for news and commentary in Wisconsin has been changing dramatically in recent years. Corporate chain ownership of many newspapers across the state has meant cuts (a lot of cuts) and changes to these vital sources of information – the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel doesn’t even have a dedicated “Opinion” section anymore. That means new independent media outlets like The Recombobulation Area and others need to play an important role in filling some of those coverage gaps and providing a fresh perspective and bold voice on the issues that matter.
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Dan Shafer is a journalist from Milwaukee who writes and publishes The Recombobulation Area. He previously worked at Seattle Magazine, Seattle Business Magazine, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine, and BizTimes Milwaukee. He’s also written for The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Heartland Signal, Belt Magazine, WisPolitics, and Milwaukee Record. He’s won 17 Milwaukee Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards. He’s on Twitter at @DanRShafer.
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