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.


The M List 2016: Ones to Watch

We have our eyes on six local programs that we think will have huge impacts on education and in developing future leaders. The people shaping these programs deserve recognition in our Ones to Watch list.

Mentors have meaning with career paths

Editor Karen Lincoln Michel breaks down...

Best Places to Work 2016

Annual survey demonstrates different work cultures

Agrace is committed to care, diversity

Workforce and workplace inclusion are in place

Michel: Early voting an easy way to make election impact

Take advantage of shorter wait times

Edgewood professor teaches through cultural connections

Students helped plan upcoming conference

Best of the ‘Burbs: Community newspaper

In the second year of our Best of the 'Burbs...

Michel: People take pride in charms of their communities

Michel: ‘Madison Magazine’ unveils redesign

The magazine is ever evolving

Michel: UW takes a stand against racism

UW-Madison addresses a series of racially...

Michel: A year of eye-opening experiences

It's amazing to look back on the last 12 issues

Nearly 200 black-owned local businesses listed in directory

Michel: Reshaping Madison’s narrative

Madison Magazine's editor Karen Lincoln Michel...

Michel: 2016 is a year for change

Editor introduces new columns, new ideas and...

Michel: Spectrum brings diversity to light

Nowhere else in local print journalism can you...

We didn’t just gain a presidential candidate, we lost a governor

7 things we *think* we know about Madison in 2015

Michel: Recognizing Madison’s indigenous roots

December cover story represents some remarkable...

Engaging the humanities: Center for the Humanities

Collaborating for academic development

Empowering low-income communities: Freedom, Inc.

Inspiring those with diverse backgrounds

Investing in the future: BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation

Asking to invest in a nonprofit company

In the name of justice: Independent Police Investigations

State bill to change police investigations

Virtual achievements: Digital Badges

Verifying educational credentials

Michel: The M List celebrates visionaries

November is a month to recognize M Listers,...

Breast cancer on our minds in October

Editor remembers aunt who fought deadly disease