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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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

Affiliated 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.


Krista Eastman


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.

Steven Potter

Steven Potter

Senior Fellow

Steven Potter began his reporting career in Milwaukee but now lives in his hometown of Madison. His work regularly appears in Isthmus, Milwaukee Magazine, Discover magazine, Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine and many other publications. A graduate student at UW–Madison, he’s pursuing a master’s degree in journalism with a focus on multimedia reporting and data visualization.


Isaac Alter


Isaac Alter is originally from Seattle, Washington and is a junior at UW–Madison where he is pursuing a degree in journalism and political science. He is interested in the effect that journalism has on political systems and particularly the impact that journalism has during election cycles. He is also the communications intern for Campus and Visitor Relations at UW–Madison.

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Jack Kelly


Jack Kelly is a senior at UW-Madison majoring in journalism and history and pursuing a certificate in digital studies. Throughout his time as a student, Jack has worked regularly with The Daily Cardinal, Madison Commons, Wisconsin Health News and several other publications, covering a wide range of topics.