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Digital Quilt

A conversation with Dr. Michelle Ferrier

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
On Campus
Date: Wed, May 14th
Location: The Dresher Center of the Humanities Digital Humanities Working Group

Dr. Michelle Ferrier is the Associate Dean for Innovation, Research/Creative Activity, and Graduate Studies for Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University. Ferrier is the founder and publisher of, a hyperlocal, niche online community for local food advocates. She is the chief instigator behind “Create or Die” the media entrepreneurship startup events. Ferrier is active in research around the changing media ecosystem and curriculum change including media entrepreneurship, hyperlocal online news and the media deserts project that examines places where fresh news and information are lacking. She is the vice president for Journalism That Matters, an organization focused on bringing together diverse communities to re-imagine the news and information landscape.

In this informal conversation, the audience will brainstorm with Dr. Ferrier: what is the future of publishing? of journalism? of writing? What is the future of scholarship that has a journalistic  component and a public history and heritage component? what is the digital quilt? Who should publish this work or works like it? What does it mean to make journalism that matters? what is a media desert? How does that relate to her digital quilt? And, in all these questions, how can we help?

For more information contact Dr. Craig Saper, or Félix Burgos,

This event and working group are sponsored entirely by The James T. and Virginia M. Dresher Center for the Humanities, Dr. Jessica Berman, Director.

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