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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Ethics Center Staff

Kathleen Bartzen Culver


Kathleen Culver joined the School of Journalism & Mass Communication in 1999 to help launch an innovative converged curriculum to prepare students for a changing media landscape. When Culver was advised early on that she was “preparing students for jobs that may not even exist yet,” she scarcely had a clue how quickly and massively the ground would shift. Read more.

Lindsay Palmer

Affiliated Faculty

Lindsay Palmer is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UW-Madison. She studies global media ethics from a qualitative perspective, especially focusing on the cultural labor of conflict correspondents in the digital age. Read more.

Krista Eastman

Administrator & Communications Specialist

Krista Eastman is a writer and editor with expertise in university communications and external relations. As the administrator of the Center for Journalism Ethics, she assists with strategy, communication, event planning, and special projects.

2023-24 FELLOWS

Our student fellowship program welcomes dedicated UW–Madison journalists with a strong interest in creating a more ethical future for media. Over the course of one or two semesters, fellows work under the mentorship of our director, advisory board and administrator, to produce original reporting on the critical ethical issues of our time. Fellows have gone on to careers in journalism, public relations, the arts and academia.

We will begin recruiting for our 2023-24 class of fellows the week of August 21, 2023. Any UW–Madison student is eligible to apply. Questions? Please email Center administrator Krista Eastman at

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