The Opinion Awards judges
Brief bios of the panelists who made the big decisions
William FalkFalk is editor-in-chief of The Week. He’s been a reporter, editor, and columnist at several newspapers, including Newsday, where he shared a Pulitzer Prize for reporting.
Eric EffronEffron is executive editor of The Week. He earlier served as editor of Brill’s Content and editor and publisher of Legal Times.
Francis WilkinsonWilkinson is executive editor of The Week and editor of Theweek.com’s bullpen. A former national affairs writer at Rolling Stone, he was a contributor to The New York Times’ 2008 campaign blog.
Sir Harold EvansThe former editor of The Times of London, Evans is the author of such acclaimed works as The American Century and They Made America, and most recently, his memoir, My Paper Chase. He is editor-at-large of The Week.
Margaret CarlsonCarlson, Washington editor-at-large of The Week, is a columnist for Bloomberg News and a frequent contributor to MSNBC.
Tom GoldsteinA professor at the University of California at Berkeley, Goldstein is a former dean of the journalism schools at Berkeley and Columbia University.
Geneva OverholserOverholser is director of the School of Journalism at USC Annenberg. She was previously editor of The Des Moines Register, an editorial board member of The New York Times, and ombudsman of The Washington Post.
Tyler CowenA professor of economics at George Mason University, Cowen blogs at Marginalrevolution.com. He is also an economics columnist for The New York Times and the author of 10 books.
Reihan SalamSalam is a columnist for Forbes.com and a fellow at the New America Foundation. He blogs at The Agenda, in NationalReview.com.
Nate SilverSilver is a statistician who blogs on politics, polls, and more at Fivethirtyeight.com. Last year, he was The Week’s Blogger of the Year.