Matt Thompson

Matt Thompson
2008-09 Donald W. Reynolds Fellow, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Matt Thompson is a 2008-09 Donald W. Reynolds Fellow at the Reynolds
Journalism Institute, working on a prototype of a news website
inspired by Wikipedia and blogging about his research at
He is currently on sabbatical from his position as deputy Web editor
for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, where he led the creation of
the Edgie-award-winning, socially networked arts-and-entertainment
website While managing the
development, community and production of, he also managed
technology and interactivity-related projects for,
from creating an internal taxonomy to transforming the online opinion
section into a blog. Before the Star Tribune, Matt was an
online reporter/producer for the Fresno Bee, winning first- and
third-place Best of the West awards in 2004 for his multimedia
projects. At the Bee, he led an internal advisory committee exploring
the paper’s strategies for acquiring new audiences. He worked at the
Poynter Institute from 2003-04 as the Naughton Fellow for Online
Reporting and Writing. While at Poynter, he and his colleague Robin
Sloan produced the Flash movie, a picture of the
media past set 10 years in the future, which was written up in the New
York Times, Financial Times, USA Today, the Guardian, on MSNBC, and


Location: Broadway North (6th Floor) Level:
Andrew Nachison (We Media), Nick Bilton (The New York Times R&D Labs), Jeff Jarvis (, susan mernit (HACK THE HOOD), Matt Thompson (Reynolds Journalism Institute)
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If we accept that media will never return to its pre-Internet form, what lies ahead for news? How will we use current and future digital tools to craft and disseminate information? What lessons can publishers of all types learn from the news industry's digital transition? A panel of media experts will discuss these topics and others in this forward-looking session. Read more.
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  • Ingram Industries
  • oXygen XML Editor
  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • codeMantra
  • Connotate
  • DPCI
  • Innodata Isogen, Inc.
  • LibreDigital
  • Lulu
  • Malloy
  • Mark Logic
  • Media Services Group
  • Quark, Inc.
  • ReadHowYouWant
  • RSuite
  • Safari Books Online
  • Smashwords, Inc.
  • Sterling Commerce
  • Verso Digital

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