Author Archives: Michelle Ferrier

About Michelle Ferrier

Chief instigator of Journalism That Matters Create or Die gatherings.

5 Concrete Steps to Move the Needle on Media Entrepreneurship

After my East Coast Listening Tour (see my earlier post) where I connected with those in the media entrepreneurship ecosystem, I’ve gathered a few potential steps to move the needle on media entrepreneurship by or for people of color. 1. It took someone else’s perspective for me to see the value of the work of […]

Addressing the blockage in media entrepreneurship deal flow

In search of the larger picture of media entrepreneurship, I recently traveled from North Carolina to Washington, DC and environs to meet with incubator directors, serial entrepreneurs, and others in the digital intelligencia. My goal, I thought, was simple. Engage in conversations about the new media landscape and how to fund great ideas. Admittedly, I […]

Create or Die 2

Disrupting the Status Quo with Journalism Innovation and Entrepreneurship June 2-5, 2011 University of North Carolina Greensboro We are creating a mashup of journalists, technologists, community activists, educators and others to help us reimagine a media landscape that speaks to diverse communities and underrepresented populations. The three-day event is a design/build/pitch “unconference” format. Participants will […]