Maria Lipman is a celebrated Russian journalist and expert on Russian media affairs. Editor-in-chief of Counterpoint/контрапункт, she has also served as editor-in-chief of Pro et Contra and was co-founder and deputy editor of two prominent Russian weekly magazines, Итоги [Summing Up] and
Еженедельный журнал [Weekly Journal]. From 2001 until 2011, Lipman wrote an op-ed column on Russian politics, media, and society for The Washington Post, and since 2012 she has written a monthly blog for The New Yorker online. During the Spring semester 2018 she was in residence at IU Bloomington as Distinguished Fellow of Russian Studies.