Martin Nisenholtz is a Professor of Digital Communication at Boston University and a Venture Partner at Firstmark Capital in New York. 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 Network (PNC/A), Yellow Media (Y:CN), Exelate, and RealMatch. He is an advisor to The New York Times, Carmel Ventures and Digital Content Next.
From 1995-2012, Martin managed digital operations for The New York Times Company and was the founding CEO at New York Times Digital and nytimes.com. In 2002, Martin founded the Online Publishers Association (now, DCN), the leading trade association among quality content creators. In 1983, Martin founded Ogilvy Interactive, the first digital agency at a major US advertising firm. 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.