Michele McLellan

Michele McLellan

2009-2010 Reynolds Fellow

  Residential fellow
  Reynolds Journalism Institute


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Website: http://www.micheleslist.org/

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Join Date: June 16, 2015


Last Visit: December 31, 1969

Last Activity: December 31, 1969

Total Entries: 13


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About Michele McLellan

Michele McLellan is a journalist and consultant who works on projects that help foster a healthy local news ecosystem. Her principal clients are the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Knight Digital Media Center at the University of Southern California.

Building on her fellowship at RJI, McLellan continues her independent research into the emerging community news landscape with support from The Patterson Foundation.

From 2003-2007, McLellan was director of Tomorrow’s Workforce, a Knight Foundation project that developed tools and training to make newsrooms more adaptive. Based on that work, she was co-author of the book News, Improved: How America’s Newsrooms Are Learning to Change.

McLellan held a variety of posts as an editor at The Oregonian newspaper, including politics editor, special projects editor and public editor (ombudsman).

As a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2001-02, McLellan focused on interdisciplinary ethics. She was principal author of The Newspaper Credibility Handbook for the American Society of Newspaper Editors in 2001.

Michele McLellan is a journalist and consultant who works on projects that help foster a healthy local news ecosystem. She was a Reynolds Fellow in 2009–2010.

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As a Reynolds Fellow, Michele McLellan developed Michele’s List featuring local news startups and organized Block by Block: Community News Summit 2010, a gathering of more than 100 local news entrepreneurs, which was held annually until 2012. A new group – Local Independent Online News Publishers (LION) – formed in 2013 and launched the LION Summit in October 2013 to carry on the work of the Block by Block conferences.

After her fellowship, McLellan continued to develop Michele’s List and launched the site with a searchable database, with the help of funding from The Patterson Foundation. Michele’s List, which now features 200 news startups, was created to help publishers connect with each other. The filters on Michele’s List are designed to let a user search across a variety of site sizes and activities to find publishers with like models and challenges.

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