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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Journalist in Residence

The Center for Journalism Ethics provides an international hub for the examination of the role of professional and personal ethics in the pursuit of fair, accurate and principled journalism. Our Journalist in Residence program brings nationally renowned journalists to campus to promote engagement with UW-Madison students and the public. For information on all of the journalist in residence programs at UW–Madison, please visit this website.

Program contact

Kathleen Bartzen Culver
Director, Center for Journalism Ethics

2018 Journalist in residence

David Folkenflik

David Folkenflik is the New York City-based media correspondent for NPR News and the host and editor of On Point from NPR and WBUR (with Meghna Chakrabarti). His stories and analyses are broadcast on the network’s news magazines, such as All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Here & Now, and are featured on NPR’s website and mobile platforms. Folkenflik’s reporting casts light on the stories of our age, the figures who shape journalism and the tectonic shifts affecting the news industry. He has reported on the relationship between the press, politicians and the general public as well as the fight over the flow of information in the age of Trump. Folkenflik joined NPR in 2004 after more than a decade at the Baltimore Sun, where he covered higher education, national politics and the media. He is author of Murdoch’s World: The Last of the Old Media Empires and editor of Page One: Inside the New York Times and the Future of Journalism.

A five-time winner of the Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism from the National Press Club, Folkenflik has received numerous other recognitions, including the inaugural 2002 Mongerson Award for Investigative Reporting on the News and top honors from the National Headliners Club and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2018, the Society of Professional Journalists recognized Folkenflik with its 2018 Ethics in Journalism Award. In 2017, Penn State University named Folkenflik as the nation’s leading media critic with the Bart Richards Award. Business Insider has called him one of the 50 most influential people in American media.

Former Journalists in residence

2017, Sarah Kliff

Sarah Kliff is one of the country’s leading health policy journalists, who has spent seven years chronicling Washington’s battle over the Affordable Care Act. Her reporting has taken her to the White House for a wide-ranging interview with President Obama on the health law and to rural Kentucky, for a widely-read story about why Obamacare enrollees voted for Donald Trump. Prior to joining Vox, Kliff covered health policy for the Washington Post. She has also covered health policy for Politico and Newsweek magazine.

2016, Molly Ball

Molly Ball is National Political Correspondent for TIME where she writes columns, features and contributes video journalism. Previously she was a staff writer for The Atlantic, where she covered national politics. Before joining the Atlantic, Molly reported for Politico, the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Las Vegas Sun. From 2001 to 2003, she was a reporter for the Cambodia Daily. She is a recipient of numerous awards for her journalism, including the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting, the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism, and the Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis.