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.
Free Radical: One Man's Journey Into and Out of America's Most Violent Hate Movement
Video — 57m 35s
Deep Dive: Trust, Media, and American Democracy
Video — 1h 28m 51s
Hate on the Rise — And What We Can Do to Stop It
Video — 58m 52s
Can Faith Help Unite Us in Divided Times?
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A Civil Rights Movement for the 21st Century: Black Lives Matter
Video — 59m 57s
America's Identity Crisis and the Mirror of Pop Culture
Audio — 56m