A vision for Transformational Journalism that inspires social engagement in Milwaukee, and connecting to the world.

The Milwaukee Independent is an award-winning and advertising-free daily news magazine that advocates for inclusive social understanding in Milwaukee by publishing positive news content that covers a wide range of topics as a catalyst for community development. As part of the altered conditions for reporting news during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, Milwaukee Independent expanded its editorial coverage as a result of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, and the occupation of Milwaukee’s sister city of Irpin. That war experience produced the first of many following editorial series that focused on local relationships with distant conflicts and experiences.