Nicco Mele

Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University - Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics & Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government

Nicco Mele

Nicco Mele

Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University - Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics & Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government

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GeniusRocket
Echo & Co.

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184

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5

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Co-Founder at Democracy Works, Inc.

Co-Founder at Democracy Works, Inc.

Co-Founder at Democracy Works, Inc.

Nonresident Senior Fellow-Foreign Policy at The Brookings Institution

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Isis Parenting, Inc.

Fund Advisor at Western Asset Management Co.

Executive Director at Harvard University - Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics & Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government

Interim Director & Bradlee Professor of Government & the Press at Harvard University - Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics & Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government

Managing Editor, Journalist's Resource at Harvard University - Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics & Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government

Director at Democracy Works, Inc.

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Nicco Mele
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University - Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics & Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government
Career History
Senior Vice President & Deputy Publisher
2015 - Current

The Los Angeles Times, a Tribune Publishing company, is the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country and the winner of 35 Pulitzer Prizes, including five this year – the second-largest yearly total in the history of the awards. The Times publishes five daily regional editions including the Los Angeles metropolitan area, Orange and Ventura counties, the San Fernando Valley, and an Inland Empire edition covering Riverside and San Bernardino counties as well as a National edition.

Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Current

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy is a Harvard University research center dedicated to exploring and illuminating the intersection of press, politics and public policy in theory and practice. The Center strives to bridge the gap between journalists and scholars, and between them and the public. Through teaching and research at the Kennedy School of Government and its program of visiting fellows, conferences and initiatives, the Center is at the forefront of its area of inquiry.

Co-Founder
Prior

GeniusRocket is a small creative firm that creates creative video advertising content. They use a unique platform with a staged, curated and client-driven project selection, collaboration, and production process, utilizing a fully vetted community of creative professionals. In 2007, GeniusRocket pioneered the crowdsourcing space, building a community of more than 15,000 creative professionals. In 2011, after running hundreds of projects, they left the contest world for a different, improved model. Today, GeniusRocket's model brings together parts of the crowdsourcing world he multitude of creative ideas and talent with the security, privacy, and control of more traditional agency models. That model is now the foundation of GeniusRocket. As of 2011 GeniusRocket has worked with more than 350 brands including Fortune 100 companies, non-profits, trade associations, startups, city and state governments, and established advertising agencies.

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Director
Tenure Unconfirmed

Brighter Planet, Inc. provides online services and products to promote clean energy. It is a socially responsible company which offers products and services to help build a clean-energy future. The firm has also launched Visa credit and check cards, along with carbon footprint reduction and renewable energy investment services. The company was founded by Jonathan Isham Jr., Jake Whitcomb, and Andy Rossmeissl in 2005 and is headquartered in Middlebury, VT.

Director
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Isis Parenting, Inc. provides training, resources and products for expecting and new parents. It offers classes in breastfeeding, parenting, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for infants and children, natural childbirth, hypnobirthing, lactation consulting, massages. The company was founded by Nancy Holtzman in 2003 and is headquartered in Needham, MA.

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Director
Current

Democracy Works, a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the idea that voting should fit the way we live.TurboVote—first project—launched in September 2010. In addition to TurboVote, Democracy Works is also the data and technology geeks behind the Voting Information Project, and are developing new tools for local election administrators.

Member, Board of Advisors
Current
Member, Advisory Board
Current

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy is a Harvard University research center dedicated to exploring and illuminating the intersection of press, politics and public policy in theory and practice. The Center strives to bridge the gap between journalists and scholars, and between them and the public. Through teaching and research at the Kennedy School of Government and its program of visiting fellows, conferences and initiatives, the Center is at the forefront of its area of inquiry.

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Political Donations
$250
2011

Former President of United States

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Optimus Ride, Inc. develops self-driving technologies that enable safe, sustainable and equitable mobility systems. The company was founded by Ramiro Almeida, Ryan Chin, Albert Huang, Sertac Karaman and Jenny Larios Berlin in 2015 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

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Polis, Inc. develops application for managing door-to-door sale, lead generation and political canvassing operations. It software automatically generates walking routes, handles data collection, and tracks canvassers, making managing a door-to-door campaign a breeze. The company was founded by Kendal Tucker in July 2015 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

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