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Michelle Ferrier

Executive Director | Media Innovation Collaboratory

Dr. Michelle Ferrier is the founder of TrollBusters.com, a just-in-time service that helps journalists fight online abuse, and has advocated on behalf of journalists worldwide at the United Nations, SXSW, the Online News Association, and the European Commission. She is a digital content architect, scholar, and researcher in emerging media with more than 30 years of experience in new media technologies, digital identity, engaged journalism, and media entrepreneurship.

Named in 2017 by MediaShift as one of the top 10 journalism innovation educators to watch, Ferrier has infused digital curricula and new narrative practices into her classroom and in her work. Michelle Ferrier is a scholar and communications consultant around community-based participatory research and media entrepreneurship. Her research interests include digital identity and reputation management and online communities.

Michelle Ferrier served on the 2020 Selection Committee for Just Tech’s Covid-19 Rapid Response Grant Competition.

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