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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Panel of Judges

Lucas Graves

Lucas Graves is an Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. His research focuses on new organizations and practices in the emerging news ecosystem, and more broadly on the challenges digital networks pose to established media and political institutions. His book Deciding What’s True: The Rise of Political Fact-Checking in American Journalism came out in 2016 from Columbia University Press. Graves is affiliated with UW’s Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies and with the Center for Communication and Democracy. He has been a research fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC, and the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy at Columbia University in New York. His research has been supported by the American Press Institute, the Poynter Institute, the Duke Reporters’ Lab and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

marty kaiser

Marty Kaiser is the first Howard Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the University of Maryland Phillip Merrill College of Journalism, where he is helping to launch the new Howard Center for Investigative Journalism. Kaiser was Editor/Sr. Vice President of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from 1997 to 2015. Under his leadership, the Journal Sentinel earned a national reputation for its journalism and digital innovation. Kaiser’s newsroom won three Pulitzer Prizes and was honored as a finalist six other times. In 2009, Editor & Publisher magazine named Kaiser Editor of the Year. He was  president of the American Society of News Editors 2009-2010. In addition to the Journal Sentinel, he worked for the Baltimore Sun, Chicago Sun-Times and Florida newspapers in Sarasota and Clearwater. He earned his bachelors at The George Washington University and completed the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management Executive Program.

Jenny price

Jenny Price is co-editor of On Wisconsin, the award-winning quarterly alumni magazine for the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She spent a decade as a journalist, primarily with the Associated Press, including posts in Kansas City, Missouri, and Little Rock, Arkansas, where she was one of the first reporters on the scene of the Jonesboro school shooting. She also covered state government and politics for the AP’s capitol bureau in Madison, Wisconsin, including national wire reporting for two presidential campaigns. In her current role with the university’s central communications office, she has also developed and executed communications plans for key campus initiatives and led a team that developed a new faculty experts website for media, featuring more than 1,000 experts. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She was honored to meet and interview Anthony Shadid for On Wisconsin in 2011.