At Colorado State University, Michael Humphrey researches how life stories emerge on social media as well as teaching Digital Storytelling & Audience Engagement, Entrepreneurial Journalism and Analytics.
At Forbes.com, he was one of the early journalists to feature YouTube celebrities as entrepreneurs and entertainment disruptors. His reporting and commentary were recently featured in the Morgan Spurlock-produced “Vlogumentary.” He has also covered social television, social video marketing, virtual and augmented reality and participatory culture.
Before receiving his M.A. at New York University, Humphrey wrote feature stories for The Kansas City Star and founded 1000 Stories, a life story writing program sponsored by KC metro area libraries that reached more than 2,000 adult students. His writing has also appeared in Salon, National Catholic Reporter, True/Slant, The New Yorker, New York and others. Michael lives in Fort Collins with his partner Lorie Humphrey, a career counselor at the CSU College of Business.