Michelle Ferrier

Michelle Ferrier is associate dean of innovation at the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University and associate professor in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. Ferrier is vice president of Journalism That Matters and creator of the “Create or Die” startup weekends. Ferrier is an inaugural Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center fellow and an inaugural fellow in the Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute. She holds a Ph.D. in Texts and Technology from the University of Central Florida and an M.A. in journalism from the University of Memphis. Ferrier is a former columnist, digital content architect and online community developer who has been involved in new media for more than 30 years. She has worked in strategic communications, policy analysis and publishing for several national nonprofit organizations. Her research interests include media entrepreneurship, online journalism, online communities, and hyperlocal online news. Contact her at ferrierm@ohio.edu or on Wordpress at http://michelleferrier.wordpress.com.

by Michelle Ferrier

If ever there was a sign that media entrepreneurship has come of age in journalism and communication curricula, the attendees of the Association for Educators of Journalism and Mass Communication provided it. By last week’s end, two of the organization’s divisions were jockeying to add entrepreneurship to their wheelhouse. Educators from around the world gathered […] more »

by Michelle Ferrier

Coauthored by Andy Alexander As attention to media entrepreneurship builds in journalism programs nationwide, we are using a competition at Ohio University to help students envision a future as creators and builders. Now in its second year, our Scripps Innovation Challenge asks students to solve real industry problems and stoke their startup fire along the way. Drawing […] more »

by Michelle Ferrier

When 15 educators from around the world went back to school — metaphorically speaking — at the third annual Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute earlier this month, they learned two big things: the art of the pitch in gaining support for an entrepreneurial idea and the idea of the pivot — the change in direction […] more »