David Fenton started his career as a photojournalist in the late 1960s – his book Shots: An American Photographer’s Journal was published in 2005. He was formerly director of public relations at Rolling Stone magazine and co-producer of the No-Nukes concerts in 1979 at Madison Square Garden with Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, and other artists.
David Fenton, named “one of the 100 most influential P.R. people” by PR Week and “the Robin Hood of public relations” by The National Journal, founded by Fenton in 1982, to create communications campaigns for the environment, public health and human rights. For more than five decades David has pioneered the use of PR, social media, and advertising techniques for social change.
David is the senior advisor to Yellow Dot and oversees communications campaigns for the environment. He is also the author of The Activist’s Media Handbook. He has also helped create JStreet, Climate Nexus, the Death Penalty Information Center, and Families for a Future. David is now a full time climate activist.