Matthew Thompson

  • Executive Editor
  • The Atlantic

Matt Thompson is the executive editor of The Atlantic. He came to The Atlantic, from NPR, where he launched several digital and broadcast coverage teams for the network—including Code Switch, which covers race, ethnicity, and culture, and NPR Ed, which covers education—and co-wrote the organization's ethics handbook. He has been a reporter and editor at news outlets across the country, including the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Fresno Bee, and the Poynter Institute. He's one of the co-founders of the event series Spark Camp, and serves on the board of the Center for Public Integrity.