Marcelo Fontoura was a 2015 Professional Fellow from Latin America with ICFJ.
Marcelo Fontoura is a journalist, with experience in digital media. He has worked as a marketing analyst for Mailee.me, a digital startup from Brazil, for three years. He also worked for its parent company, RedeHost, where he dealt with digital marketing and strategy.
As for other professional experiences, he taught classes on mobile communication in the Digital Communication Grad Course at UniRitter Laureate University, and also worked in traditional newsrooms. Besides journalism, he developed a strong interest in business, and was in the finals for the Santander Entrepreneurship Prize, in 2010.
He also holds a Master’s Degree in Social Communications from PUCRS University, with a dissertation on the work of open data hackers in Brazil. In academia, he researches the intersection between people, culture and technology.
Today, his main interests focus on digital strategy, digital journalism, business analysis and start-ups.