Mike's open projects include:

*Mapping the New Mexico Local News Ecosystem - grant project getting underway
* Consulting for public media clients (Recent: Hawaii Public Radio, California News Hub, North States Public Radio)
* Editor for U.S. public media stations via PMJA's EditorCorps project

Mike's recent work:

* Grant proposal to the Scripps Howard Fund to build a community journalism center for New Mexico
* Moderator, "How Can We Assure the Future of Local News," SPJ Regional Conference, ABQ
* Logistical support, 2023 NM Local News Summit, ABQ
* Project creator/supervisor New Mexico Local News Fellowship Program
* Lab creator/supervisor, New Mexico News Port -- Student news innovation and collaboration lab at UNM
* Coordinator, UNM Communication & Journalism Internship Program
* Instructor, UNM (courses include: Advanced Multimedia Reporting, Intermediate Reporting, Audio Journalism, Media Entrepreneurism, Criminal Justice Coverage)
* Chair, Albuquerque Cable, Internet and PEG Advisory Board
* VP of Membership, Rio Grande Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists
* Consultant New England Public Media, 2022-2023
* Consultant WMFE, Orlando, 2021-2022
* Consultant Hawaii Public Radio, 2021-2023
* Proposal reviewer, CPB, Washington (recurring)
* Coach for CPB Editorial Integrity & Leadership Project with Cronkite School
* Faculty advisor for Center for Strategic & International Studies Journalism Bootcamp May-June 2021
* Co-Lead 6th Annual PRNDI News Mgr Training & Certification Workshop at NPR, June 12-13, 2019
* Lead Organizer for SPJ Region 9 Conference in ABQ April 5-6, 2019
* U of O's Catalyst Journalism Academy for Solutions Journalism Educators
* Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism "Disruptive Educator" Fellow
* Board Member, KUNM Advisory Board
* Senator, UNM Faculty Senate
* Guest Speaker, National Ernie Pyle Day Celebration, Albuquerque, NM
* Fifth Annual PRNDI News Manager Training and Certification Workshop at 2018 Conference in Philadelphia
* Local News Consultant for Democracy Fund (local news ecosystem assessment)
* Fourth Annual PRNDI News Manager Training and Certification Workshop at 2017 PRNDI Conference, Miami
* Mentor, Association for Independents in Radio
* Grant Reviewer, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
* Planning for IRE/AAJA criminal justice journalism partnership.
* Fundraising and editorial planning for year three expansion of People, Power & Democracy project covering NM state legislature with KUNM, KNME, NM In Depth.
* The Third Annual PRNDI News Manager Training and Certification Workshop, June 20-21, St Louis.
* Hosting SPJ Regional Conference at UNM in Albuquerque. Moderator: Challenges for student media today.
* Reviewer, national election grant proposal, Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
* Launched "Innovations in Media Entrepreneurship" - a new course for UNM's Innovation Academy
* Expanding start-up news partnership New Mexico News Port at Univ of New Mexico (funded by Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation)
* Consulting with Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations to implement CPB-funded Regional Journalism Center.
* Helping launch "People, Power & Democracy Project," an accountability-journalism consortium covering NM State Legislature.
* 2016 Fellowship, Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute at ASU Cronkite School, Phoenix.
*Fellow, Ted Scripps SPJ Leadership Institute, Bellevue, WA
* Co-facilitating the 2nd Annual PRNDI News Manager Training and Certification Workshop (for PRNDI 2015 Conference in Salt Lake City
* Moderator, "Native Advertising," PRNDI Conference 2015, Salt Lake City.
* Co-Presenter, "Community Storytelling," National Federation for Community Broadcasters Regional Summit, Albuquerque.
* A Regional Journalism Center proposal to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting on behalf of Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations. An 8-month consultancy entitled, "News Across All Platforms."
* Presentation at Broadcast Educators Association conference, Las Vegas, April 2015, "From Liftoff to Orbit: The First Year of the New Mexico News Port."
* Funding and piloting a public media partnership in New Mexico: People, Power & Democracy (with KUNM, KNME, New Mexico In Depth, with sponsorship by the Thornburg Foundation)
* Presentation at Online News Association conference, Chicago, September 2014, "Hack Your Curriculum"
*Launching start-up news partnership New Mexico News Port at UNM (winner of ONA Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education
* Presentation at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, Montreal, August 2014, "Hack Your Curriculum: Collaborate with Local Media on Your Journalism Project"
* Managing editor of the Generation Justice / Next Generation Radio multimedia journalism bootcamp.
* Planning and leading a public media news manager training and certification workshop at 2014 PRNDI Conference
* Presentation/Workshop at New Mexico Broadcasters Association annual conference, Albuquerque, June 2014, "Leveraging University Partnerships to Expand News Coverage."
* Presentation at Broadcast Education Association Conference, April 2014 -- Network analysis of digital influencers (data from MVM/UNR/USC Survey of Local Public Media Newsrooms) with Sandra Evans of USC.
* Recruiting a Managing Editor for KUHF, Houston Public Media
* Updating the Public Radio News Directors Guide for PRNDI
* Help launch national project to bridge local NPR stations with freelance journalists
* Search Committee for Nevada Media Alliance Coordinator at University of Nevada.
* Advisor to J-Lab on "News Chops:, Beefing Up Journalism in Local Public Broadcasting"
* Presenting a Strategic Planning Workshop for News Directors at PRNDI Conference 2013
* Presenting "Design-Thinking" Workshop at PRNDI Conference 2013
* Working with Capital Public Radio on a long range strategic plan
* Editor and Web Producer for NPR Next Generation Bootcamp at University of Nevada, Reno, School of Journalism
* Established a university-professional media partnership in Reno: Nevada Media Alliance between UNR, KUNR, KNPB and RGJ Newspaper
* Visiting Professor in Ethics & Innovation Chair, Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno
* Academic presentation, "Reaching for the NPR Star: Attributes of Local NPR Station Newsrooms," to the What is Radio Conference at Univ of Oregon, Portland
* Academic presentation, "Window on Change: Emerging Attributes of Local Public Media Newsrooms," to the Broadcast Educators Association at NAB Conference in Las Vegas
* Academic paper, "Return of Voluntary Media Ethics in the Network Era," to the Western States Communication Association conference in Reno
* Producing a local news plan for public radio station KCBX
* Moderator, "Journalism in the Digital Age," at 2012 Public Radio Programming Conference, Las Vegas
* Iowa Public Radio Newsroom Training Project
* Advising Arabella Advisors on philanthropic opportunities in local public media.
* Marketing and Business Planning for Indie-Edit, a premium editing service for public radio journalists.
* News Director Recruitment for KERA, North Texas Public Media, Dallas.
* Ethics Presentation, "Public Media Ethics Never Log Off," at PRNDI Conference, Houston, June 2012.
* Article for Current (Newspaper for U.S. Public Radio & Television) on Local Newsroom Weight Classifications
* Writer/Facilitator for "Public Media Ethics Never Log Off: Guidelines for Public Media Employees in the Off-Hour Activities" (PM Integrity Project Paper #6)
* Rapporteur for the Public Media Integrity meeting in Madison, WI.
* A Proposal with J-Lab to Evaluate 7 U.S. "Local Journalism Centers" for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
* A Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University. Project Focus: "Rewriting the NPR News Station Playbook." September 2010-June 2011.
*Presenting to The Media Coalition, "Innovation Labs in Public Media News," May 2011.
*Presenter, Palo Alto Rotary Club, "Changing Face of NPR News," April 2011. *Judging awards for Public Radio News Directors, Winter 2011.
*Facilitating a "Digital Strategy Retreat" for Capital Public Radio in Sacramento, March 2011.
* Roundtable Presenter for Aspen Institute on "Rethinking Public Media: More Local, More Inclusive, More Interactive," December 2010.
* Facilitator for Editors Retreat, KQED, San Francisco. November 2010.
*A Census of Journalists in Public Radio and Television For the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Summer 2010
* Critique Panel, Aspen Institute, White Paper on Public Media, Summer 2010.
**(For earlier activities, see Mike's resume)**

CPB Amps Up Digital Training for Public Media Stations

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting brings publicly appropriated money to the public radio and television system... which is now more than TV and radio, so we call it the public MEDIA system... and, so, yes, CPB is all in favor of a multi-platform approach to public service programming for Americans. Thus, we have, a new $5-million investment in station training, to be run by the much-respected Poynter Institute in St Pete, Florida. If this spending seems like an obvious need -- and rather surprising it didn't happen long ago -- many would agree. Still, change can take time. I'm glad to see the investment. Let's hope it isn't too late to serve those audiences that are drifting away from broadcasting... or those that never needed it in the first place. Read more →


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