Karen Lincoln Michel

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Karen Lincoln Michel joined the Madison Magazine staff April 2015 as the editor. Michel has editorial experience with publications including the La Crosse Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, The New York Times Syndicate, the Green Bay Press-Gazette and most recently as executive editor of The Daily Advertiser in Lafayette, Louisiana. She also serves on the board of directors as vice president with the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, and is past president of both UNITY: Journalists for Diversity and the Native American Journalists Association.


Artistic creativity flows through each of Angela Puerta’s pursuits

Puerta shares her culture with others

Kiu Leung: A global Madisonian

Leung taught bioscience at two prestigious research universities before building a career in the private sector.

Natasha Sichula is working to erase a stigma

The topic of menstruation is considered taboo in some parts of the world

Using her voice to help local businesses in their recruiting efforts

Deborah Biddle has a varied background that suits her entrepreneurial spirit

Michel: Madison Magazine rocks its own style

AP style encourages publications to make changes

Michel: Color in my world

Color influences many of our choices

Michel: Taste of adventure

Seek adventure in food and in trips

Michel: Step right up to learn more about ‘Best of Madison’

When describing Madison, "best" usually follows

Michel: Dwelling in wellness

Seek balance within yourself

Michel: A powerhouse of innovation

Life is a series of choices based on priorities

Michel: An amazing connection

He once told me, "You're stronger than you think."

Michel: A deep bench of writers

Celebrating the magazine's writers and editors

Michel: In pursuit of truth

Nothing is simple in investigative journalism

Michel: The finer things

Conversation on Diego Rivera had a deeper meaning

Michel: Two views, one vision

The way I view the world may be unfamiliar to most

8 things Native people wish non-Natives knew about them

Here's what our editor found people wanted to know

Did you know: Statistics relating to Native populations nationwide and statewide

Wisconsin has 11 federally recognized tribes

Michel: Turning 40

Giving a reflection of the city in each issue

Michel: A civics lesson

We have the tools to solve problems constructively

Michel: ‘Best of’ times

Exploring the new process for Best of Madison

Michel: Public radio rooted in the Wisconsin Idea

Celebrating 100 years of public radio

Michel: Jaji means father

A letter from the editor on Father's Day

Michel: Stories with resonance

Visualize community life through new eyes

Michel: Finding true leaders during troubled times

Events on the national level bring up good leaders

Michel: A salute to veterans

Madison Magazine's November cover honors veterans

Michel: Savor the holiday season

Karen Michel finds taste to be a powerful sense

Michel: Rocking 40 years of our style

Madison Magazine turns 40 this year

Michel: Rekindling a love of storytelling

An unexpected gift revitalizes a fascination

Michel: A wellspring of social change

Young people are working toward change

The beauty of local art in the workplace

What if businesses bought local art?

The 2017 Best Places to Work

Revealing our 35 top places in the Madison Area

5 reasons to love dogs

Highlighting the other members of a family

Michel: This is a defining moment for millennials

February cover story looks at this coming of age

Indelible Impressions: Capitol City Tattoo

Captiol City Tattoo finalist for best tattoo shop

Michel: Taking care with choosing words

2017 objectives center on strong writing

Michel: We live in a winter wonderland

Wintertime is storytelling season in many cultures