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 Newsless.org. 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 vita.mn. While managing the development, community and production of vita.mn, he also managed technology and interactivity-related projects for StarTribune.com, 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 robinsloan.com, 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 elsewhere.

Sessions

General
Location: Broadway North (6th Floor)
Andrew Nachison (We Media), Nick Bilton (The New York Times R&D Labs), Jeff Jarvis (Buzzmachine.com), Susan Mernit (BlogHer), Matt Thompson (Reynolds Journalism Institute)
Average rating: ****.
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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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  • Impelsys Inc.
  • 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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