The Madison Misnomer

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The Madison Misnomer
Motto Vestra Pessima Feceritis
Motto in English Do Your Worst
Patron saint Genesius of Rome
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Editor-in-chief Eric Wiig
Managing editors Nicole Lang, Kaden Greenfield & Kathleen Mallett
Founded 2007
Political alignment Comedic
Language English
Headquarters Madison, Wisconsin
Circulation 15,000
Official website www.themadisonmisnomer.com

The Madison Misnomer is a quarterly undergraduate newspaper published at the University of Wisconsin—Madison in Madison, Wisconsin featuring comedy articles, analysis of current affairs and culture, and arts reviews.

The newspaper is printed twice per semester as a tabloid. The front and back pages are generally printed in color while the inside pages are printed in black and white; occasionally, the entire issue is printed in color. Issues vary between eight and twelve pages. The paper differentiates itself from The Onion, which also originated in Madison, by focusing on the university and its student life.[1]

History[edit]

The Madison Misnomer was launched in 2007 by Joshua D. Moss,[2] who published the first issue before winter break. He felt that the university not having a humor publication was an anachronism.[3] Sharing the masthead with Bill Nelson until fall 2009, Moss was the editor-in-chief of the paper until Ethan Krupp assumed the editorship in January, 2010.[4] Overlord Eric Wiig succeeded Krupp in September, 2012.[citation needed]

Content[edit]

The newspaper has continually supported one section since its first edition: "Sports, Technology and Thoughts On Abortion", which is always featured as the final section, inside the back cover, with articles on said topics. The paper tailors the remaining sections to each issue: examples of sections include: "Alumnus Issues", "Around Town", "Around the World", "Funny Pages", "Let's Get Sued", "Lifeways", "Men Objectifying Women Page", "Newspaper Page", "Page Sex", "Page Six (Not to Be Confused With Page Sex)", "Exclusives!", "In the Classroom", "Arts & Literature", "Halloween", "'Lost' Badger Herald Editorial Page", "Life Magazine Page", "Election Endorsements", "Food and Local Produce", "Kid's Corner!", "Politics for Dummies", and "We're Going to Hell For You!"[4]

Campus service[edit]

The Misnomer contributes to the work hard, play hard ethos of the University of Wisconsin.[5] The publication organizes events on campus, is active in student government and alumni associations, and collaborates with other student organizations.[6][7]

Fall 2013: Formed a partnership with the Badger Herald to publish a weekly "roundup" in the Herald's Thursday issues.[8]

Fall 2013: With InterMission Theater, staged a reading of Pledge for Murder!, an original play written by Misnomer staff.[9]

Spring 2013: Organized student Easter egg hunt on Bascom Hill.[10]

Fall 2012–Present: The Madison Misnomer Radio featured as a weekly segment in the Wisconsin Student Radio Players' eponymous radio program on WSUM, UW-Madison's student radio station.[11]

2011 & 2013: Presenter of All Campus Party Comedy Bash[12][13]

Fall 2012: At Wisconsin's 2012 Winter Commencement ceremony, Misnomer editor-in-chief Ethan Krupp was student speaker and a member of the officiating party.[14]

Fall 2011: Produced the Madison Misnomer Radio Hour, a comedy, news, and arts talk show on WSUM. Hosted by Alec Valadez, the hour-long show aired at 1:00 Monday afternoons, and was broadcast live from WSUM's suite at 333 East Campus Mall.

2010 & 2011: Creator of special Misnomer-edition program for UW MadHatters[15][16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cheng, Vincent (March 24, 2010). "Madison Misnomer goes through hoops to equally offend everyone: Satirical newspaper doesn’t hold back when it comes to insulting everything Madison". The Badger Herald. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Cheng, Vincent (March 24, 2010). "Madison Misnomer goes through hoops to equally offend everyone: Satirical newspaper doesn’t hold back when it comes to insulting everything Madison". The Badger Herald. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  3. ^ The Madison Misnomer. Retrieved 29 April 2014
  4. ^ a b The Madison Misnomer.  [Madison, Wis.: s.n.], 2007-.
  5. ^ University of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry - Why Join?. Retrieved 6 October 2013
  6. ^ The Madison Misnomer Easter Egg Hunt. Retrieved 6 October 2013
  7. ^ Dr. Kat's List: Five Colleges for a Good Laugh. Retrieved 6 October 2013
  8. ^ Krueger, Katherine (September 3, 2013). "A thorn in their sides since 1969". The Badger Herald. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  9. ^ Staged Reading of the Madison Misnomer Play "Pledge for Murder"!. Retrieved 25 September 2014
  10. ^ The Madison Misnomer Easter Egg Hunt. Retrieved 21 December 2013
  11. ^ Wisconsin Student Radio Players | WSUM 91.7 Madison Student Radio. Retrieved 29 September 2013
  12. ^ Madison Misnomer, Titanic Players, Understudies, and 1 Up present the Comedy Bash. Retrieved 11 July 2011
  13. ^ Comedy Festival with Titanic Players, Madison Misnomer, The Understudies and Manhole. Retrieved 11 July 2013
  14. ^ Krupp, Ethan (December 16, 2012). UW-Madison Winter Graduation Speech. Madison, Wisconsin: Krupp, Ethan. 
  15. ^ Thank you!. Retrieved 29 September 2013
  16. ^ Cheng, Vincent (March 24, 2010). "Madison Misnomer goes through hoops to equally offend everyone: Satirical newspaper doesn’t hold back when it comes to insulting everything Madison". The Badger Herald. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 

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