Joe Michaud

Joe Michaud

Experienced, results-focused innovator, product manager and consultant in interactive media.

Portland, Maine Area
Online Media

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Joe Michaud's Overview

  • Owner/president at Local Interactive Strategies
  • Founder/president at Concert Rat Inc.

500+ connections


Joe Michaud's Summary

I began my career on the content side of newspapers and magazines before moving to the business side of online media in 1995, when I helped launch Affiliated with three newspapers and a TV station, MaineToday was recognized as a pioneer in original online content, community engagement and successful online business models, while also creating new approaches for cross-media collaboration.

Since 2008, I have been working with media companies and entrepreneurs as a business coach and consultant.

In 2011-12, I was brought on as one of three coaches of the experimental SuperCamp program for U.S. local news entrepreneurs, funded by the Knight and Patterson foundations. The success of that program led Knight to fund an expansion of the program in 2013, renamed Community Journalism Executive Training (CJET), and we have now conducted four trainings and followup mentorships, most recently under the auspices of the Investigative News Network. More than 75 entrepreneur journalists have now gone through the program.

I volunteer as a mentor in Maine's Top Gun entrepreneur training program, and have my own startup,

Joe Michaud's Experience


Local Interactive Strategies

January 2008Present (6 years 9 months)


Concert Rat Inc.

January 2010Present (4 years 9 months)

May 2008January 2010 (1 year 9 months)


September 1995April 2008 (12 years 8 months)

Online editor

September 1995November 1998 (3 years 3 months)

City editor, various other positions

Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

January 1980September 1995 (15 years 9 months)

City Editor

Portland Press Herald

19871995 (8 years)

Founder, editor

CityView magazine

February 1979December 1979 (11 months)

Joe Michaud's Projects

  • Real-Time Maine Election Results

    • November 1998 to November 2008

    Developed the technology and the collaboration amongst Maine media outlets to broadcast near-real time election results to most all Maine media outlets: TV, newspaper,radio, & Associated Press utilizing a call center and Internet-based backoffice to gather election results for the entire state of Maine and then push the data automatically to local, state and national (via Associated Press partnership) websites. Created a tremendous strategic advantage for the Bangor Daily News in election coverage.

  • Muckgers

    • April 2013 to Present
    Team Members: Joe Michaud, Joseph Amditis, Chase Brush, Shaodi Huang, Paul Solin, Simon Galperin, Debbie Galant

    An online publishing platform for borne-of-the-digital-age student journalists, based out of Rutgers-New Brunswick and set to launch in the summer of 2013.

Joe Michaud's Skills & Expertise

  1. Leadership Mentoring
  2. Product Development
  3. Social Networking
  4. Blogging
  5. Social Media
  6. Online Marketing
  7. Strategic Planning
  8. Advertising
  9. Marketing Strategy
  10. Start-ups
  11. Online Advertising
  12. Team Building
  13. Digital Media
  14. Business Strategy
  15. Digital Strategy
  16. Online Journalism
  17. Newspapers
  18. Editing
  19. Digital Marketing
  20. Public Relations
  21. Journalism
  22. New Media
  23. Facebook
  24. Editorial
  25. Magazines
  26. B2B
  27. Leadership
  28. SEO
  29. Content Strategy
  30. Social Media Marketing
  31. Web Content
  32. Entrepreneurship
  33. Newsletters
  34. Web Content Management
  35. Organizational Development
  36. Budgeting
  37. Mentoring

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Joe Michaud's Education

University of Maine


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