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University of Wisconsin–Madison
School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Ethics Center Staff

Kathleen 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.

Lindsay Palmer

Associated Faculty

Lindsay Palmer is an assistant 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.

Megan Duncan

Megan Duncan

Project Assistant

Megan Duncan is a PhD candidate in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. This is her second year with CJE. Her research focuses news credibility and engagement with news in emerging media. As a former journalist and a journalism instructor, navigating ethics in rapidly changing cultures of journalism is of particular interest to her.

Ben Pickman


Ben Pickman is a student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison where he is double-majoring in journalism and history. His main journalistic interests include sports media and political reporting. He is currently the Gameday Editor and men’s basketball beat writer for the Daily Cardinal, UW-Madison’s oldest student newspaper. He has written for various sports blogs as a member of the Fansided/Sports Illustrated and networks. He is originally from New York City.