About

Michele McLellan is a longtime journalist who now writes, edits and advises organizations about leadership, culuture change, staff development, strategy and project development. McLellan has a broad range of interests and experience in editing, leadership and management, workplace culture and organizational development, journalism training, ethical decision-making, citizen journalism and innovation in media. After nearly 20 years as an editor at The Oregonian, she received a Nieman Fellowship (2002) and studied ethics and online learning at Harvard University. From 2003-07,  McLellan headed Tomorrow’s Workforce, a $2.5 million project sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation project at Northwestern University that demonstrated the link between strategic newsroom training and a news organization’s ability to adapt and innovate in a changing media marketplace. More recently, McLellan has advised the Knight Foundation and other organizations, including the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University, on new initiatives in digital media. She also helps develop leadership programs at Knight Digital Media Center at the University of Southern California and blogs on the center’s Web site @ Leadership 3.0. McLellan is co-author of “News, Improved: How America’s Newsrooms Are Learning to Change,” and primary author of “The Newspaper Credibility Handbook.”.