Celeste LeCompte

  • Vice President, Business Development
  • ProPublica

This speaker was invited to present by a paid sponsor of the ONA19 conference.

Celeste LeCompte is the vice president of business development at ProPublica, where she works primarily on partnerships, product, and strategy. As a former reporter and editor, she brings a focus on developing business opportunities that are aligned with editorial and audience interests to her work on “the business side” of media organizations.

In 2009, she helped launch Gigaom Research, a successful experiment in online subscription products, first as its editor and then as the director of product, overseeing consumer sales and partnerships with major media organizations. She also co-founded and managed the Climate Confidential, an award-winning reporting project that raised more than $60,000 in crowdfunding to cover the intersection of technology and environment for a year; Climate Confidential collaborated with national and local media partners, winning national and local awards.

In 2015, she was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. She has also advised on product development and content strategy for media companies, nonprofits and corporate clients. She is a board member for the Online News Association, an incoming board member for the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, and member of the advisory board at MICRO, a nonprofit building tiny, moveable science museums to expand access and enthusiasm for science to everyone.

Website: https://www.propublica.org/