Mike Green, Co-Founder, The America21 Project
Mike Green is a co-founder of The America21 Project and a tech entrepreneur. He is a former Navy propulsion engineer and award-winning journalist with 14 years media experience. He is a New York Times Leadership Academy Fellow and Maynard Media Institute at Harvard alumnus with training at CNN.com.
As the inaugural Content Manager of the Dow Jones Local Media Group, Mike Green successfully shepherded daily newsrooms through multiple transitional phases during a rapidly evolving technology influx throughout the media industry. As a newsroom leader, he created new processes to streamline newsroom print and emerging digital operations from 2004 - 2009 leading the newsroom to more than 60 state and national journalism awards. He designed, developed and managed award-winning digital news and social media sites, including a custom-built locally focused community site regarded as the "Best Online Community Engagement" platform in the western United States by the Society of Professional Journalists in 2009.
Mike produces conference panels on entrepreneurship for the National Association of Black Journalists, and helped develop the first minority media entrepreneurship mentoring workshop in the nation. He is a blogger for The Huffington Post with many articles appearing in national media. He is an expert media relations consultant, keynote speaker and community activist with a focus on youth education.