Matt Thompson

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The Center for Investigative Reporting

Matt Thompson is the new editor in chief at The Center for Investigative Reporting. In this role, he will oversee the award-winning newsroom, including the revealnews.org website, Reveal public radio show and podcast produced with PRX, short- and long-form television and documentary projects, and collaborations with news organizations across the country. Thompson comes from The Atlantic, where as executive editor, overseeing major editorial projects and new initiatives, such as the launch of the magazine’s podcasting unit, membership strategy and talent development teams. In his time as deputy editor of TheAtlantic.com, he helped lead the magazine’s digital team through three record-breaking years of audience growth. Previously, he was director of vertical initiatives for NPR, where he created several broadcast and digital journalism teams, including Code Switch and NPR Ed. He is a former board member of the Center for Public Integrity, where he served for eight years. In addition to his time at The Atlantic and NPR, Thompson has been an editor and reporter for news organizations around the country, including the Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Fresno Bee and the Poynter Institute.