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Michael Rosenblum - New York, NY, US

Michael Rosenblum Michael Rosenblum


Father of Video Journalism



Michael Rosenblum Publication



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For more than 25 years, Mr. Rosenblum has been on the cutting edge of the digital ‘videojournalist’ revolution. During this time, he has led a drive for video literacy, and the complete rethinking of how television and online video is made and controlled.

His work has included: The complete transitioning of the BBC’s national network (UK) to a VJ-driven model, starting in 2002. The complete conversion of The Voice of America, the United States Government’s broadcasting agency (and the largest broadcaster in the world), from short wave radio to television broadcasting and webcasting using the ‘VJ” paradigm (1998-present). The construction of NYT Television, a New York Times Company, and the largest producer of non-fiction television in the U.S. Rosenblum was both the President and founder of NYT TV, (all based on the “VJ” paradigm – 1996-1998). He was also President and founder of Video News International, a global VJ-driven news gathering company, with more than one hundred journalists around the world. (1993-1996). In partnership with Al Gore, he conceived of and founded Current TV. In partnership with Lisa Lambden, he founded The Travel Channel Academy ( and New York Video School (

He has designed, built and implemented VJ-driven news channels around the world, including Time Warner’s NY1 News, Associated Newspapers (UK) London based Channel 1, Young Broadcasting stations in the U.S., Switzerland’s largest commercial TV broadcaster, TeleZuri, as well as a host of smaller projects such as Eritrea’s ERI-TV and Sri Lanka’s SLBC. His consulting clients include The BBC, TV-24/Germany, TV4/Sweden, Oxygen Media, BBC, KBC, TVL, Danmarks Radio (DK), TV-3 Sweden, Norway & Denmark, Tokyo Broadcasting, and Korea Broadcasting.

As a producer, Rosenblum has produced or overseen production on more than two thousand hours of programming for both network and cable television. His shows have included the long-running Trauma: Life in the E.R., Paramedics, Police Force, Labor and Delivery, and Science Times. These series have aired on TLC, Showtime and National Geographic channels. He has also produced for ABC, CBS, Oxygen and the BBC.

He has been a keynote speaker at innumerable media conferences worldwide.
He is the author of iPhone Millionaire (McGraw Hill), and Videojournalismus (Germany)

Industry Expertise (3)

Media - Broadcast

Media - Print

Media - Online

Areas of Expertise (6)


New Media


Video Journalism

Citizen Journalism


Accomplishments (11)

Thomas Watson Foundation Fellow (professional)


3 year travel and photography grant worldwide

Founded World's First VJ-Driven TV Stations (professional)


TV3 Sweden, Norway and Denmark

Designed First VJ-driven TV station USA (professional)



Founder, Chairman and CEO Video News International (professional)


world-wide Videojournalist news organization

Founder and President, New York Times TV (professional)


Took New York Times in to the television and video business

Emmy Awards (professional)


11 local and national Emmys for TV production. Produced more than 3,000 hours of content for cable and broadcast

Built and Launched Voice of America TV (professional)


Global US Government based VJ-driven world-wide TV network

Converted BBC to VJ Model (professional)


Took BBC national news network from conventional to VJ, from 83 beta crews to 1200 cameras in play.

Developed and Launched Current TV (professional)


Partnered with Al Gore to launch first user generated TV network

Created and Launched Travel Channel Academy (professional)


Partnered with Travel Channel to launch first open platform video 'Academy'

Created and Launched (professional)


First and largest online video training site

Education (1)

Williams College: BA, History & Studio Art 1977

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism - 1983 MS Thomas Watson Foundation Fellow 1977-79

Affiliations (3)

  • Board Member - Video Volunteers, Brooks Photo Institute, Chashama Arts Organization
  • Former faculty Columbia University Journalism School, NYU
  • Founder - Current TV

Event Appearances (4)

Keynote Speaker

Public Broadcasting Annual Conference  Boston


Keynote Speaker

RTNDA  Las Vegas


Keynote Speaker

Concentra DNA Media Conference  Brussels


Keynote Speaker

Society of Editors  London


Sample Talks (5)

What Is The Future of Television - If Any

The impact of new technologies from iPhones to broadband mean that the barriers to entry to 'television' have been blown away. It is now possible for anyone with something as simple as an iPhone to shoot, edit and produce broadcast quality television programs and market them to a cable world eager for new and cost effective programming.

Keynote Speaker - Public Broadcasting Conference, Boston

Addressed PBS and NPR executives from across the country on the impact of new technologies on their industry

RTNDA - Keynote Speaker

The impact of the democratization of video and the rise of the 'citizen journalist' on the news business

Concentra - Brussels

The impact of the digital revolution on the newspaper business in Europe

Society of Editors - UK - Keynote Speaker

The ramifications of the 'digital revolution' on the global media business



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