Courtney E. Martin

Courtney E. Martin is an author, blogger, and speaker. She is editor emeritus at, cofounder of the Solutions Journalism Network, and partner at Valenti Martin Media, a social media strategy firm.

Martin's work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek, the Christian Science Monitor, The American Prospect, The Nation, Glamour, Mother Jones, Utne, and a variety of anthologies, among other publications.

Additionally, Martin has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The O’Reilly Factor, CNN, and MSNBC, among other major media outlets. She is also a widely sought after speaker, who gives several dozen lectures and speeches annually at universities and events across the country.

Martin is the recipient of the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics and a residency from the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Centre. She is a strategist for the TED Prize and author of five books, including Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists and Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: How the Quest for Perfection is Harming Young Women, which was awarded a Books for a Better Life nomination and was called “smart and spirited” by the New York Times.

Martin other books include: Project Rebirth: Survival and the Strength of the Human Spirit from 9/11 Survivors, released in conjunction with a documentary film, called Rebirth, by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jim Whitaker; CLICK: When We Knew We Were Feminists, co-edited with J. Courtney Sullivan; and The Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful and (HIV) Positive, the life story of AIDS activist Marvelyn Brown.

The Secret Society for Creative Philanthropy, which Martin founded in 2006, has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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