Sam Ford

Sam Ford

Sam Ford is a media executive and consultant, as well as a research affiliate with MIT’s Program in Comparative Media Studies/Writing and lead producer for MIT Open Documentary Lab's Future of Work initiative in Kentucky. In 2015, Sam launched and ran the Center for Innovation & Engagement at Univision's Fusion Media Group (as FMG's VP, Innovation & Engagement), which he ran through the end of 2016. He is co-author, with Henry Jenkins and Joshua Green, of the 2013 NYU Press book Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture, and co-editor, with Abigail De Kosnik and C. Lee Harrington, of the 2011 book The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era. Sam also teaches a class each semester with Western Kentucky University’s Program in Popular Culture Studies. Sam lives in Bowling Green, Ky., with wife Amanda and daughters Emma and Harper. Thesis: As the World Turns in a Convergence Culture