MIT Technology Reviewtoday announced that veteran technical writer Mat Honan has been hired as the new editor. Honan is from BuzzFeed News, where he and his teams have published hard-hitting, hard-hitting journalism that asks important questions, captures attention and has won several awards, including a 2021 Pulitzer Prize.
In his new role, Honan will provide leadership, creative vision and editorial direction for the entire MIT Technology Review portfolio, including website, podcasts, newsletters and print magazine, as well as new platforms and formats under development.
“Over the past few years, MIT Technology Review has evolved into a multi-platform, digitally-driven multimedia company reporting on the most important technology stories of our time. The next step in our evolution is to reach an even larger audience with our top notch and authoritative journalism, ”said Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau, CEO and Editor of MIT Technology Review. “Mat brings a rare combination of vision, energy and digital media expertise to this vital role. I am excited to work with him to shape the future of MIT Technology Review.
“I am delighted to have the chance to lead such a talented group of journalists,” Honan said. “MIT Technology Review is at the center of so many pressing issues. There is a great need and a great desire to understand how things like new technologies, cutting edge science, the climate crisis and the ongoing pandemic are transforming society. We are going to tell powerful stories that will help people understand, think differently, and change the world we live in. It’s a really good opportunity, and I’m so excited to start. ”
Honan begins at MIT Technology Review on August 17.
About the MIT Technology Journal
Founded in 1899,MIT Technology Reviewis a world-renowned independent media company whose insight, analysis and interviews explain the latest technologies and their business, social and political impacts. MIT Technology Review derives its authority from its relationship with the world’s largest technological institution and the in-depth technical knowledge of its publishers, their ability to see technologies in their broadest context, and their unparalleled access to leading innovators and researchers. The mission of MIT Technology Review is to make better informed and more aware decisions about technology through authoritative, influential and trustworthy journalism.