Hi there, I’m Michael.
I’m the founder of The Future Journalism Project, an initiative I began to investigate disruption, opportunity and innovation in the news industry. We’re currently in the early stages of creating a media lab to create live events that explore better ways to produce, consume and understand the news.
Meantime, and in very broad strokes, I work with organizations to develop digital media strategies that connect them with targeted audiences.
Zoom in a bit and and most of my work involves leveraging Web and mobile platforms for effective storytelling through a combination of text, images, audio and video, and with a mix of hands-on creation, team development, team training and overall management to make that happen.
From Spring 2013 to Fall 2015 I ran all things digital at WITNESS, a non-profit that supports and develops resources for global advocates that use video to document human rights abuse.
Over the years I’ve won an Emmy in advanced media; taught at both the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and its School of International and Public Affairs; ran a media tech consultancy; and served as the national editor for a newspaper in Saudi Arabia.