“If you’ve read or heard anything about the American economy or the automobile industry during the past two decades, it’s likely Micheline Maynard said it” — Professor Charles O’Reilly, Stanford University.
Hello, and welcome to my webpage. I’m a journalist, broadcaster, author and professor.
You may know me from my years at The New York Times, from my appearances on PBS NewsHour and shows on NPR, or from one of my five books, such as The End of Detroit, How The Big Three Lost Their Grip On The American Car Market.
These days, I’m the managing editor for Web content at the Reynolds National Center For Business Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. I edit and write for the Reynolds website, BusinessJournalism.org.
We recently wrapped up Series Two, called Tips From Top Journalists. Series One of the podcast looked at How To Think Like A Business Reporter, Even If You’re Not One.
I write frequently for Forbes.com, about topics ranging from the automobile and airline industries, to the intersection of business and society. (If you click “Follow” under my photo, you’ll get updates every time I publish a story.)
I’m a contributor to Medium.com, and you can follow me there, too, @mickimaynard.
My most recent book is Curbing Cars: America’s Independence From The Auto Industry, published in 2014 by Forbes. It looks at all the new ways people are getting around, from car sharing and bike sharing to Uber and just walking. You can find it here.
If you want to book me for a show, I have access to a landline, Report-IT on my mobile phone, Skype, recommendations for studios, and I can arrive camera ready. I’m based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. You’re welcome to email me at vmaynard (at) umich.edu.
Feel free to contact me or my agent, Alice Martell, to arrange a speaking engagement. I’m available to host your program, or your broadcast.
My only product endorsement is for Vocalzone, the worst-tasting lozenges you can find. Believe me, they’ll clear up your throat in no time. No money changes hands. Only lozenges.
That’s the short version. If you want all my career details, take a look at My Bio.