March 7, 2013 WPR
John Schmid
Wisconsin's paper industry has a long and rich history. But with continued digital growth and the rise of China as a paper power, can the state's remaining mills survive?
January 7, 2013 NPR
John Schmid
The paper industry once employed thousands of people across the state of Wisconsin. Now, mills are closing.
December 22, 2012 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Mike De Sisti, John Schmid
In Kunshan, German machine maker Voith GmbH has built a sprawling campus of assembly buildings, each the size of an airplane hangar -- an operation dubbed “Paper City” that continues to grow.
December 13, 2012 Milwaukee Public Radio
John Schmid
Mitch Teich interviews John Schmid about his reporting on how China has helped speed the demise of Wisconsin's paper-making economy.
December 12, 2012 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Mike De Sisti, John Schmid
Despite a lack of forests, China has overtaken the U.S. as the world’s largest manufacturer of paper, tripling output over the last decade.
December 12, 2012 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
John Schmid, Mike De Sisti
In the last decade China has tripled its paper production and overtaken the U.S. as the world’s biggest papermaker.
December 12, 2012 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Mike De Sisti, John Schmid
After a century of growth, U.S. the paper industry is suffering as a result of the digital revolution. In the last decade China has overtaken the U.S. as the world’s biggest papermaker.
December 11, 2012 Untold Stories
John Schmid, Mike De Sisti
Getting a journalist visa to enter China has never been easy in the best of times. An abrupt change of rules in August 2012 raised the bar even higher.
December 11, 2012 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
John Schmid, Mike De Sisti
For generations, Wisconsin paper mills thrived on a tight local loop--from forest to mill to printer and often back to the mill to be recycled. Learn what happens when the loop goes global.
December 11, 2012 Untold Stories
Mike De Sisti
Despite a lack of forests, China has overtaken the U.S. as the world’s largest manufacturer of paper.
December 10, 2012 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
John Schmid, Mike De Sisti
Despite what may seem like divergent interests between the paper industry and environmental groups, the environmental and economic benefits of trees intersect.
December 9, 2012 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
John Schmid, Mike De Sisti
Paper is analog, offline and as old as civilization. But as the paper industry globalized, it heightened US-China frictions, infuriated environmentalists and cast US competitiveness in a new light.
December 9, 2012 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Mike De Sisti, John Schmid
After it shut down in 2006, logger Butch Johnson bought the paper mill in Park Falls and reopened it as Flambeau River Papers, saving the jobs of about 300 employees.
December 8, 2012 Untold Stories
Mike De Sisti, John Schmid
While the Wisconsin paper industry struggles, the result of new technologies like tablets and e-readers, some local innovators try to keep it afloat.
December 8, 2012 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
John Schmid, Mike De Sisti
Technological innovations and competition from China have devastated Wisconsin's paper industry.
December 7, 2012 Untold Stories
John Schmid, Mike De Sisti
Wisconsin’s paper mills are often more than a century old. They are rustic and surrounded by lush timberlands. China’s mills are bigger and newer, and even the forests China now grows are brand new.
December 6, 2012 Untold Stories
John Schmid, Mike De Sisti
Paper is analog, offline and as old as civilization. But as the paper industry globalized, it heightened US-China frictions, infuriated environmentalists and cast US competitiveness in a new light.
December 6, 2012 Untold Stories
John Schmid, Mike De Sisti
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel examines an unexpected threat to a signature Wisconsin industry.