Derek Thompson

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Derek Thompson is a staff writer at The Atlantic, reporting on business, technology, and media. He is a news analyst and weekly contributor to “Here and Now,” an NPR news show, a news analyst for CBS, and appears regularly on MSNBC. Thompson is the author of the national best-selling book Hit Makers: How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction, which has been translated into 13 languages, and the recipient of several honors, including the 2016 Best in Business Award for Columns and Commentary from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. In 2018, he became the host of The Atlantic's third podcast series, “Crazy/Genius.”

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“Sharing Economy”, “Collaborative Economy”: these are terms that weren’t considered in mainstream discussions of “the... See more
"Spent: Looking for Change" follows the stories of everyday Americans who earn, save, and spend money but don’t have... See more
With the disappearance of Malaysia Air Flight 370 and the capsizing of the Seoul ferry top of mind, Admiral Thad Allen... See more
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