Michael Ouimette

Senior Vice President, Strategy & Startups


Michael leads the Strategy & Startups team at the American Journalism Project, overseeing Local Philanthropic Partnerships, Startup Incubations, and grantmaking strategy.

Michael previously led the domestic direct-to-consumer businesses at VICE Media and spearheaded efforts to diversify revenue streams and content formats by launching VICE’s first subscription product in the United States. and managing its experiential business. Prior to that role, he led strategy and operations for VICE’s digital division, driving efforts to grow audiences and profitability among their collection of digital brands.

Michael is based in New York.

Michael serves on the board of The Beacon and as a Success Partner to Capital B, Cityside, Connecticut Mirror, Montana Free Press, Mountain State Spotlight, and WyoFile.

Success Partners provide close support to grantees over the course of their grant and serve as their advisor and main liaison to the American Journalism Project.