Matt Thompson

Deputy Editor, TheAtlantic.com

Matt Thompson is deputy editor of The Atlantic, which he joined in January 2015. Previously, he spent five years at NPR, where as director of vertical initiatives, he launched and supervised teams of broadcast and digital journalists covering race, ethnicity and culture, education, and global health and development. He also worked with member stations on editorial strategy, coached and edited beat reporters, and co-authored the NPR Ethics Handbook. Prior to NPR, Thompson worked for the Knight Foundation, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Fresno Bee, and the Poynter Institute. He is the vice-chairman of the board of the Center for Public Integrity and a co-founder of Spark Camp.

Videos/Audio of Matt Thompson

To many Americans, Christianity and Islam are on a collision course — one of the many fissures that are pulling our... See more
Hate groups and hate-fueled incidents are spiking in America. The Southern Poverty Law Center, through aggregating... See more
Born online after the not-guilty verdict in the killing of Trayvon Martin, and translated to the streets after the... See more
Whether it is #BlackLivesMatter and #OscarsSoWhite today, or whether it was All in the Family and Ms. Magazine in the... See more
Four young pioneers deliver a high-speed download from the frontier of their fields. From detonating the conventions of... See more
The 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival Opening Session where we asked speakers to present their "Big Idea" in three to four... See more

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