Michelle is Vice President of Content of Alabama Media Group, publisher of AL.com and the state’s three largest newspapers. In 2017, she helped launch Red Clay Media, a new division focusing on sharable Southern video. Holmes is the creator of AMG’s artist-in-residence program, and is the executive producer of the resulting “Whitman, Alabama” documentary series. She was a 2012 Stanford JSK Fellow, and previously held roles at Ustream.TV, and as editor of Chicago-area newspapers. She is a Duke University-trained coach with a focus on mindfulness and authenticity in leadership; an advisor to Journalism That Matters, and serves on the National Journalism Advisory Board at the Center for Collaborative Journalism; as well as the Board of Visitors at the University of Alabama's School of Communications and Information Sciences.