Michael Skoler

executive director, Center for Innovation in Journalism, American Public Media
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Michael Skoler is the founding executive director of the Center for Innovation in Journalism at American Public Media. In his previous role as managing director of news for Minnesota Public Radio, Skoler led a team that pioneered a new model for journalism called Public Insight Journalism(r) that systematically taps the insights and expertise of the public to strengthen news coverage. Before joining Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media, Skoler spent a decade as a science and foreign correspondent for National Public Radio and earned a Master in Business Administration as a Frank Batten Media Fellow at the University of Virginia . He then worked as a management consultant on his own and for McKinsey and Company serving mainly media and e-commerce companies. Skoler's earlier experience included writing a daily show for CBS Radio, television reporting for WGBH in Boston, and freelancing for magazines ranging from Glamour to American Health and Reader's Digest. A Harvard graduate, he was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard in 1992-93.

KDMC Sessions

Public Insight Journalism and Beyond
April 19, 2007, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Word Document: Links Accompanying Michael Skoler’s Talk
Windows Media Video: Video: Public Insight Journalism (131 MB)
Audio: Audio: Public Insight Journalism (50 MB)
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