These experts from the UW-Madison faculty and staff have agreed to comment on breaking news, ongoing developments and trends in their areas of expertise. If you need help arranging interviews, contact University Communications at 608-262-3571.
Experts on today’s news…
Lands' End CEO steps down
Associate professor, management and human resources, School of Business
Hart E. Posen, an expert on business strategy and innovation, can comment on news that Lands' End CEO Federica Marchionni is stepping down from her role after less than two years.
Humans tamed beer yeast
Assistant professor, genetics
Chris Hittinger, who has traced the origins of the yeast used to make beer, can talk about a new study by researchers in Europe that traced how humans transformed wild yeast over centuries into the "tame" strains used to make wine, bread and beer today. Hittinger was not involved in the study.
Assistant professor, journalism & mass communication
Lucas Graves, an expert on fact-checking in journalism and politics, can discuss his recent book, "Deciding What’s True: The Rise of Political Fact-Checking in American Journalism." The book offers a history of the fact-checking movement and its recent evolution from the blogosphere, reflecting on its revolutionary remaking of journalistic ethics and practice.