Forum: Harnessing Digital Technology
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Martin is a Venture Partner at Firstmark Capital in New York and an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. He recently completed a Fellowship at the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he co-developed Riptide: An Oral History of the Epic Collision between Journalism and Digital Technology, 1980 to the Present (www.digitalriptide.org). Martin currently serves on the boards of PostMedia Networks (PNC/A), Yellow Media (Y:CN), Exelate, Sulia and RealMatch. He is an advisor to Carmel Ventures and the Online Publishers Association.
From 1995-2012, Martin managed digital operations for The New York Times Company and was the founding leader at nytimes.com in 1996. In 1983, Martin founded the Interactive Marketing Group (IMG) at Ogilvy & Mather. IMG was the first digital agency at a major US advertising firm. In 2002, Martin founded the Online Publishers Association, today the leading trade association among quality content providers. Martin began his career as a research scientist and assistant professor at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). He holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA from Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication, where he serves on the Alumni Board.