MasterClasses are written by Washington Post experts renowned in their field, many of them Pulitzer Prize and major award-winning journalists. Meet our Experts by reading their introductions below.
Michel DuCille

Michel DuCille

MasterClass Expert for Great Digital Photography: Learn from the Pros
Michel DuCille is Director of Photography at The Washington Post and is a three time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, DuCille graduated from Indiana University with his master’s from Ohio University. Michel co-wrote Great Digital Photography with his colleague, Bonnie Jo Mount.

David Ignatius

David Ignatius

MasterClass Expert for Spy Fact and Fiction
David Ignatius' twice-weekly column for The Washington Post on global politics, economics and international affairs is widely syndicated all over the world. His column has won many awards and David is a frequent guest on talk shows on global issues. He has been executive editor of the Paris-based International Herald Tribune and co-moderator of PostGlobal, a continuous online discussion of important world affairs. Ignatius has published seven novels, beginning with “Agents of Innocence,” published in 1987. BloodMoney, a May, 2011 publication, is his latest. A film version of his novel,“Body of Lies,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe and directed by Ridley Scott, was released in 2008. The film rights to “The Increment” have been acquired by Jerry Bruckheimer.

Lori Montgomery
Lori Montgomery

MasterClass Expert for How the Government Budgets and Operates
Lori Montgomery is an award-winning reporter who has spent much of the past 25 years covering government at the national, state and local level. She currently covers national economic policy for the Washington Post, including tax policy, spending and the federal budget. She has taken a lead role in covering Washington's response to the recent recession, and was honored by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

Bonnie Jo Mount

Bonnie Jo Mount

MasterClass Expert for Great Digital Photography: Learn from the Pros
Bonnie Jo Mount is the picture editor at The Washington Post. Prior to joining the Post she worked at several newspapers and also taught photography at the university level. Bonnie Jo co-wrote Great Digital Photography with her colleague, Michel DuCille.

Steven Pearlstein
Steven Pearlstein

MasterClass Expert for Introduction to Economic Literacy
Steven Pearlstein is a business and economics columnist at The Washington Post. In 2008, Pearlstein won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for columns from the prior year anticipating the financial crisis and recession. He was the first business and economics writer to win the Pulitzer in that category. In 2007, he won the Gerald Loeb Award for commentary. His work has been honored by the Society of Business Editor and Writers. He has appeared often on television and radio shows, including Meet the Press, This Week, PBS News Hour, Charlie Rose and numerous shows on MSNBC and CNBC.

John Pomfret

John Pomfret

MasterClass Expert for Inside China
John Pomfret is an award-winning journalist with The Washington Post currently covering U.S. relations with Asia, following many years covering China from being on the spot at Tiananmen Square to Beijing Bureau Chief. He has been awarded the Osborne Elliot Award for the best coverage of Asia by the Asia Society and the Shorenstein Award from Harvard and Stanford universities for his lifetime coverage of Asia. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed “Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China.”

Joseph Ward

Joseph Ward

MasterClass Expert for The Wines of Bordeaux
Joseph Ward is one of America's most experienced and widely traveled wine writers. As senior correspondent and wine editor for Conde Nast Traveler for almost two decades and occasional contributor to The Washington Post, Ward speaks to audiences all over the world about wines.

Katharine Zaleski

Katharine Zaleski

MasterClass Expert for Building Audiences for Digital Content
Katharine Zaleski is the Executive Producer and Head of Digital News Products for the Washington Post. Katharine focuses on shaping the Post¹s digital road map and products, including mobile, social media integrations, site redesigns and all other digital additions and enhancements to the site. Katharine came to this multifaceted job after she was the Senior News Editor at the Huffington Post from launch in 2005 until October, 2009.