Michael Connor

Executive Director, Open MIC

Michael Connor
Michael Connor is Executive Director of Open MIC - the Open Media and Information Companies Initiative - a non-profit organization that works to foster more open and democratic media, principally through shareholder engagement and activism. Launched in 2007, Open MIC organizes investor campaigns on issues such as network neutrality, privacy and data security, big data and civil rights, and government surveillance.

Michael co-founded Open MIC following a distinguished career as a media executive, entrepreneur and journalist. He has launched and managed ventures on multiple media platforms in the U.S., Europe and Asia. A former reporter for The Wall Street Journal and correspondent for ABC News, his journalism has won numerous honors including a national Emmy, Writers’ Guild Award and a nomination for an Academy Award. Michael currently serves as Vice Chair of the board of the Center for an Urban Future, a NYC-based think tank dedicated to highlighting the critical opportunities and challenges facing New York and other cities. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross.


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