Mitch is a founder of two of Saskatchewan's mass media outlets, both co-operatives: Planet S Magazine in Saskatoon in 2002 and Prairie Dog Magazine in Regina in 1993 – the latter which was awarded the Saskatchewan Co-operative Enterprise Award in 1996, recognizing “outstanding achievement, innovation and initiative”. In 2007, Mitch was named director of the Saskatchewan Labour Market Commission by the Province of Saskatchewan, representing the social economy. In 2008, Canadian Dimension Magazine recognized him as a "journalist changing the world." In 2010, his edited collection of Minifie Lectures was short-listed for a Saskatchewan Book Award for Publishing in Education, and in 2012 he received the Best Dissertation Award from the Association for Non-profit and Social Economy Research and was named a Centre Scholar with the Centre for the Study of Cooperatives, University of Saskatchewan. In 2013, he was awarded the Best Article Award by the Canadian Journal of Non-Profit and Social Economy Research. He currently teaches Contemporary Topics in Journalism at the University of Regina, is developing advanced curricula in Journalism History and Journalism Theory for the Master’s stream, and is working on a book on the history of economic democracy in Canada.