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NPR’s Matt Thompson Named Deputy Editor of The Atlantic.com

Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 11.07.48 AMNPR’s Matt Thompson is heading over to TheAtlantic.com where he will serve as deputy editor and help oversee editorial operations and strategic development,  J.J. Gould, the site’s editor, announced today.

Thompson is currently NPR’s director of vertical initiatives. He started the Code Switch blog and is in charge of a number of other verticals. He’s also a board member at the Center for Public Integrity, and an adjunct faculty member at American University.He’ll start work at The Atlantic in January.

“Matt is a force,” Gould said in a statement. “He’s creative about new media and their emerging potential, he’s serious about journalism as a public good, and he’s super-smart about the requirements of leadership in a digital organization. He’s also just a natural fit for The Atlantic personally. Working with him is going to be a lot of fun.”

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NPR’s Not-So-Black-And-White Race Series

When regular listeners of NPR turn on the radio there’s a relatively high chance they’re going to hear about something they’ve never heard before. Like an extensive story about the creation and evolution of the Barbie doll.

NPR is taking that classic approach and putting it toward race in America. On Monday the radio network launched its “Code Switch” series, an in-depth look at the changing demographics in America. The multimedia project includes the NPR blog “Code Switch,” and on-air on “All Things Considered,” “Talk of the Nation” and “Tell Me More.” The series ends Friday.

Whereas most publications say “race” and mean “black and white,” NPR’s Code Switch series looks at more than that. Subjects include… Read more

Morning Reading List, 01.22.09

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