Matt Carroll

Research Scientist • Future of News Initiative, MIT Media Lab
Last edited January 18, 2019

Matt runs the Future of News Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, where he is a research scientist. The initiative provides space for journalists to discuss the thorny issues of the day, works with members to create projects that address real-world media issues, and looks for cutting-edge storytelling and reporting tools that students and others in the MIT community are developing. Previously, he was a reporter for the Boston Globe for more than two decades, working often on data stories. He was a member of the Globe’s Spotlight team which won a Pulitzer in 2002 for its coverage of the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis.

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