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.

Videos/Audio of Matt Thompson

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
Now in its sixth year, the Aspen Ideas Festival will gather scientists, artists, politicians, historians, educators,... See more

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