Michelle Betz works with organizations around the world to support the development of professional and independent media and specializes in working with media in conflict-affected environments. Michelle brings to the table and to the field twenty years of experience as a journalist, journalism professor, media development practitioner and researcher. She provides results-oriented services including assessments, formulations and evaluations and is available for both short- and long-term assignments. Clients have included: UNDP, UNESCO, International Media Support (IMS), the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), Institut Panos Paris, Open Society Institute, IREX and the U.S. State Department.

Michelle is a member of International Media Development Advisers, a group of senior international development specialists.