Sam Ford is a media executive and consultant, as well as a research affiliate with MIT’s Program in Comparative Media Studies/Writing and a fellow with Columbia University's Tow Center for Digital Journalism. He is working on various initiatives about the Future of Work in Kentucky with the MIT Open Documentary, the University of Southern California Civic Paths team, and others. 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. More at his site.
Thesis: As the World Turns in a Convergence Culture