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Michele McLellan

Michele McLellan's photoMichele McLellan is a consultant who helps news organizations, online news startups, and news entrepreneurs adapt to a dynamic emerging local media environment. She is lead programming consultant with Knight Digital Media Center at USC Annenberg and KDMC News Leadership 3.0 blogger. As a 2009-10 Reynolds Journalism Fellow at the Missouri School of Journalism, she developed Michele’s List of promising online community news start ups and is organizing Block by Block: Community News Summit 2010 Sept. 23-24 in Chicago. Michele also works as a Circuit Rider for the Knight Foundation, advising foundation-funded news and information projects around the United States. From 2003-07, she directed Tomorrow’s Workforce, a $2.5 million Knight Foundation project that demonstrated the link between strategic newsroom training, newsroom culture and a news organization’s ability to adapt and innovate. She is a journalist who worked for more than 25 years as an editor and manager in newspapers, most recently at The Oregonian in Portland, Oregon. A Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2001-02, she has taught journalism and journalism ethics nationally and internationally, developed online courses for News University, and is an author of two books, “The Newspaper Credibility Handbook” and, with Tim Porter, “News, Improved: How America’s Newsrooms Are Learning to Change.” She has been invited to make presentations at the conventions of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and the Associated Press Managing Editors. She has been an Ethics Fellow and guest faculty in leadership at the Poynter Institute.


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