Wisconsin State Journal 12+

Madison Newspapers Incorporated

Designed for iPad

    • 1.4 • 258 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Your story lives in Madison. From reporting on the Badgers and all of your favorite teams to the news that matters most in your community, we cover it all. Get in-depth stories from the Madison area and beyond – including news, sports, opinion, obituaries, entertainment, and politics.

Easily access the very latest news in an app built for you. Read, see, and hear exclusive commentary, stunning photography, video updates, and binge-worthy podcasts.

Our app features:

* Your Stories – personalize your experience by selecting the local news topics that matter most to you
* Get notified – stay in the loop by selecting alerts for news, sports, weather, and more
* Easy navigation – see all the latest local stories by simply swiping up/down, and left/right
* Read stories your way – either in the News Feed or via the E-edition
* Breaking news updates – top banners let you know what’s happening right now
* Continue watching – pause a video and pick up where you left off across devices
* Bookmark for later – save stories to enjoy at your leisure
* Listen to articles – press the play button to listen instead
* Customize your text size – make the content bigger or smaller in your profile settings
* Weather where you are – hourly, 10-day forecasts, and frequent video updates

Free to download. Subscribers enjoy unlimited access.


What’s New

Version 9.9.1

General updates and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

1.4 out of 5
258 Ratings

258 Ratings


Please put me in the frustrated column.

Today was the first day I utilized the new online state journal. What a setback!
I utilize my iPad to read the daily paper as a sidenote.

Where once you are able to click on an article, and it would be right there on the side to read in full without turning Pages. The new addition is somewhat similar, but not at a font that’s conducive to elderly people.

In trying to expand an article you can’t get it centered, which is also annoying.

A few other remarks is the fact that in this setting, I used to be able to have my time/clock on top of the newspaper and it would show me what time it was your new edition blocks that feature.

As far as index, it does not include the obituaries /sports/ local news as a one click. Not exactly user-friendly!

Looking at the sports television schedule is major work trying to get it to enlarge so you can see the whole thing. Also very annoying.

We used to share articles with my family who lived in Madison at one time and while I can still do that it’s just not as easy one click to do it.

I’m very disappointed in the new set up. Given the choice, I would take your old format every day of the week, which is when I read your paper!

Please put me in the frustrated column.

JayCeeDeeSon ,

Serious downgrade from previous version

I left my original review in early January. Now, it’s mid February, and things haven’t materially improved. It seems like they put attention into constructing a slick looking, webpage-like homepage, but the e-edition is still a mess. Inconsistent behavior when you tap an article; many articles not available in page reader format; page “index“ more limited than before, including not being organized by section; navigation buttons too close together, so it’s easy to hit the wrong one…. I want to support local journalism, but the frustration involved in reading the paper is starting to make me question why I subscribe.
Just want to lend my voice to those complaining about this new version in the hopes that the newspaper will remedy the situation promptly. I found the previous e-edition app a pleasure to use. This one much less so. The biggest issue for me is that many articles are not available in the easier-to-read page reader format. But also, glitches like unreliable close window buttons and sometimes the wrong article—could be another article from today’s paper or an article from a previous edition—being pulled up mar the reading experience. Overall the navigation feels clumsy, even though for the most part it works the same as the previous app. A very noticeable downgrade from the previous app and truly disappointing.

rising to the top-111111 ,

Terrible app. Previous version worked much better.

I use this app to read the Wisconsin State Journal on my 7th Generation iPad. I don’t understand why the company replaced the previous version of the app with this version. This app is SLOW, BUGGY, and PAINFUL to use. The pages frequently freeze or don’t respond to your finger movements when using the zoom feature. The previous version worked well and using it was a positive user experience. Using this version is painful and frustrating and is a significant downgrade from the previous version. Whoever decided to implement this version of the app should be fired. It’s as if no one at the company stress tested this version of the app before deciding to implement it. Incompetence is broad and deep at the company that owns the paper. Please be brave, make the right decision and bring back the previous version of the app. Thank you.

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