About me

I’m a freelance journalist based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Since I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2011, I have explored a unique and exciting period in the South that pits conservative extremism against progressive activism. After the Occupy Wall Street movement spread to cities throughout the country, I embedded with social justice activists throughout the state, including participants in the marriage equality, Moral Monday and Black Lives Matter movements, who are pushing for North Carolina to live up to the ideals of the “New South.”

I’ve written and produced videos for publications like the Winston-Salem Journal, Triad City Beat and Scalawag Magazine.

My short documentary about the Moral Monday movement was an official selection in the 2014 RiverRun International Film Festival and the Carrboro Film Festival.



Email: jonscottmichels@gmail.com



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