Micheline Maynard

Author, Business Journalist, Connoisseur

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What I’m Up To These Days: Solo Entrepreneur!

Posted on | October 20, 2012 | No Comments

Since our public media project Changing Gears concluded in May, I’ve been spending time as a “solo entrepreneur,” as my friend Tess Vigeland calls it. You might also call me a visiting professor, a blogger, and a daily columnist. Here’s where you can find me — and what’s coming up. 

Forbes: visit my regular blog, Voyages, and sign up for daily or weekly updates. I’m writing stories about reinventing American communities, about the automobile industry, sports and food topics.

Jalopnik: each morning through Christmas, I’m writing The Morning Shift. It’s Jalopnik’s first daily post on late breaking auto news, with some of my commentary mixed in.

The Atlantic Cities: I’m contributing regular pieces on urban topics across the United States, Canada and some international perspective, too.

The New York Times: you’ll find an archive of my stories here plus fresh reports on sports and other subjects.

Gadling: This summer, I took a 4,000-mile road trip on The Southern Road for Gadling, the travel narrative Web site that’s hosted by AOL.com, visiting the new car plants built by foreign companies, and taking a look at their communities and food. I’m going to be doing more work for Gadling in coming months.

Along with my regular media outlets, I’ve been a guest professor, scholar and lecturer. Take a look at the Reinventing Reno project that Reynolds J-School students at the University of Nevada, Reno put together. I spent time this fall as a Hoover Fellow at Stanford University, where I enjoyed meeting Graduate School of Business students and roaming the campus. (I learned to Fear The Tree.)

I’ve been appearing before groups like the West Michigan Policy Forum, the Michigan Council of Foundations and the Detroit chapter of the Women in Restructuring Confederation. I’ve got more appearances coming up this fall and winter, and I’m happy to hear from journalism, non-profit and corporate groups (click on Contact for more info).

Of course, you’ll often hear me as a guest on public radio programs like Marketplace and Here and Now, television programs like Power Lunch and PBS NewsHour, and you can find me on Twitter @mickimaynard or my alter ego, @culinarywoman. Check out my Facebook page, too.

Last but not least, this winter I’ll be a Reynolds Visiting Professor of Business Journalism at Central Michigan University. I’m looking forward to life in Mount Pleasant and meeting the Chippewas who’ll be journalists in the next generation.

So, not a single rose but a bouquet – and always a new adventure.

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