Speaker Profile

Melissa Ryan

melissa.ryan
Visiting Fellow
Media Matters
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Melissa Ryan's work lives at the intersection of politics, media, and technology. For more than a decade she has been a staple in the progressive movement, helping progressives build and grow online communities. Ryan is currently a visiting fellow at Media Matters for America, where she works alongside the researchers and writers studying the intersection of disinformation and technology, sharing her own expertise and identifying opportunities for content that benefits the public. She is the editor of Ctrl Alt-Right Delete, a weekly newsletter in partnership with Hope not hate devoted to understanding how the right operates online, which has more than 14,000 subscribers. As a consultant and digital campaigner Ryan has worked on more than 20 federal, state and local campaigns, leading teams that have built vibrant online communities that have knocked on thousands of doors, made tens of thousands of phone calls and contributed millions of dollars to political candidates. Ryan currently lives in Washington, DC. Follow her on Twitter @MelissaRyan.