Celeste LeCompte

director business development ProPublica

Celeste LeCompte is the director of business development for ProPublica. She previously served on the launch team for Gigaom Research, as the founding editor and the director of product. She co-founded Climate Confidential, a year-long crowdfunded reporting project that examined the intersection of environment and technology in collaboration with national and local media partners. As a 2015 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, LeCompte studied motivations for news consumption, with an eye toward developing new, reader-centric media business models. She has also advised on product development and content strategy for numerous media organizations, nonprofits, and corporate clients. As a journalist, her work focuses on innovation and environmental subjects, often in combination.

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