Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Journalist in Residence

The La Follette School is hosting writer and commentator David Brooks on Wednesday, October 27. Free general-admission tickets for the presentation, Policy and Politics with David Brooks, are available via the Memorial Union Box Office.

As the Spring 2021 Public Affairs Journalist in Residence, Amy Westervelt will discuss the news media’s role in the fossil fuel industry’s efforts to block climate action and obscure climate science. Westervelt’s presentation, Widening the Circle of Accountability: Media & the Climate Debate, will be livestreamed at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 21.

More than 500 people from 28 states and two countries joined the La Follette School for Politics and Policy with Maggie Haberman of The New York Times on October 29 – just five days before the 2020 presidential election.

As the United States faces its most serious challenges in recent history, UW–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs is offering a series of livestreamed events leading up to the Nov. 3 election.

Clare Malone, a senior political writer at FiveThirtyEight.com, is the fall 2019 Public Affairs Journalist in Residence at UW–Madison. During a public presentation Wednesday, October 2, Malone will discuss the coalitions that Democratic presidential candidates are courting to secure the party’s nomination, especially in the Midwest.

Ayesha Rascoe of National Public Radio, UW–Madison’s Spring 2019 Public Affairs Journalist in Residence, will present Criminal Justice Reform: What’s Next at the Federal Level? at 5 p.m. Monday, February 11.

As a New York Times reporter, Eric Lipton is committed to writing about federal environmental regulations but also telling the backstory.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is hosting a public presentation by Eric Lipton of the New York Times, who will be at UW–Madison from October 8–11 as the Public Affairs Journalist in Residence for Fall 2018.