Mike Castellucci

Phoning it in Creator/Professor of Practice Michigan State University

He’s called a pioneer in “phonography.” His work breaks the mold of traditional journalism and so demands a new way of thinking. Mike creates broadcast firsts by airing half hour specials shot entirely on his iPhone. The specials and daily turns air in the 5th largest TV market in the country. He’s shattered the glass ceiling of storytelling with a phone. Michigan State University, a top their research institution in the Big Ten hired Mike to teach the next generation of storyteller. His Storytelling with Phones courses are now part of the accredited journalism major at MSU. Most importantly, his brand of inspirational storytelling is always mentioned as the best in the country and world. He was just awarded the National Edward R. Murrow Award in New York City. He also has been honored with 27 Emmy Awards, including the coveted Emmy for Video Journalist in the Lone Star Region 2020.




OPENING KEYNOTE: Don’t be a reporter. Be a storyteller. – Mike Castellucci

“Storytelling” has certainly become a buzz word. I remember a time in local news a couple decades ago when there was hardly any storytelling. It was  fires, car wrecks, crime. Since then it has made a resurgence and the most respected journalists are those who can craft a story. This mentality works not only in […]