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Reason for Rating
BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.
Factors that raised the rating for Journal Communications include:
- Length of time business has been operating.
- Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
- Response to 82 complaint(s) filed against business.
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
- BBB has sufficient background information on this business.
Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details
|Complaint Type||Total Closed Complaints|
|Problems with Product/Service||32|
|Total Closed Complaints||82|
Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews
|Customer Experience||Total Customer Reviews|
|Total Customer Reviews||7|
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. Roger Bartel, Editor in Chief Ms. Kelly Wood, Director Ms. Elizabeth Brenner, President Ms. Janet Glatczak, Executive Assistant to Administration Publisher Mr. Marty Kaiser, Senior V P & Editor Mr. Hugh McGarry, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing Mr. Steve Smith, Chairman & CEO Mr. George Stanley Ms. Jennifer Szpiszar, Account Executive, Journal Sentinel Direct Mr. Walter G. Wegner
Newspapers Newspaper Publishers (NAICS: 511110)
Alternate Business NamesCNI Community Newspapers, Inc. Journal Company Journal Interactive Journal/Sentinel, Inc. JS Direct Metro Parent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Newspapers, Inc.
There is a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit regarding Run of Press Advertising in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (MJS). The Settlement will provide credits to the Settlement class, payment of attorney's fees and expenses, as well as an incentive award to fully resolve the lawsuit. The Settlement resolved a lawsuit alleging that Journal Sentinel, Inc overstated the net paid circulation number of the MJS.