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’78 UW grad Scott Angus joins Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame

Nov. 02, 2018
Category: Recognition

Scott Angus was among four people slated to be inducted into the Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame in November.

Angus worked for 36 years at The (Janesville) Gazette, including 25 as editor, before retiring in 2015.

Angus, a Fort Atkinson native, started his career in high school and college by working for the Daily Jefferson County Union, where his father, Robert Angus, served as managing editor. Robert Angus, who died in 1995, was posthumously inducted into the Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame in 2012.

After graduating from UW-Madison in 1978, Scott Angus got his start at The Gazette covering the city and crime beats. Angus was promoted to city editor, news editor and managing editor before being named editor in 1991. In 2005, he was named vice president of news for Bliss Communications, Inc., owner of The Gazette.

In 2004, Angus led a redesign that that was selected by the Inland Press Association as one of the year’s top 10 newspaper innovations, while Editor & Publisher selected the paper as one of “Ten That Do It Right.” During his tenure as editor, The Gazette won numerous awards in the Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, including best newspaper in its circulation division in 2000, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Angus served on the Associated Press Managing Editors board and is a past president of the Wisconsin AP Editors Association.

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