Matt Thompson

Executive Editor, TheAtlantic.com, The Atlantic

Matt Thompson is executive 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.

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Based on the novel by Emily Danforth, The Miseducation of Cameron Post follows Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz) as she is... See more
Join an intimate conversation on modern racism, hate, and the growing alt-right social movement with one of America’s... See more
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To many Americans, Christianity and Islam are on a collision course — one of the many fissures that are pulling our... See more
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