Michelle Ferrier, associate dean for innovation, research/creative activity, and graduate studies at the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University in Athens, was elected president of the organization, Journalism That Matters. She has served on the board of the organization for the past five years.
Established in 2001, Journalism That Matters is a nonprofit organization that aims to “foster collaboration, innovation, and action so that a diverse news and information ecosystem can thrive.”
Dr. Ferrier is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where she majored in journalism. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Memphis and a Ph.D. in texts and technology from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.