Nicholas Thompson is the editor of Newyorker.com, where he oversees and manages the magazine’s fast-growing Web Site. He is also a contributing editor at Bloomberg Television, a technology contributor at CNN International, and a co-founder of The Atavist, a software company and digital magazine whose investors include Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, Andreessen-Horowitz, IAC, and The Founder’s Fund. His book, “The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War,” was published in 2009 and hailed as “brilliant” by The Washington Post and “brimming with fascinating revelations” by The New York Times. The Washington Times said it “may be the most important political biography in recent memory.”
Prior to his current position, Mr. Thompson was a senior editor at The New Yorker. He has also been a senior editor at Wired, a senior editor at Legal Affairs and an editor at the Washington Monthly. Stories that he has edited and assigned have won many major awards and been made into films—including Ben Affleck’s Argo.
Mr. Thompson has written about politics, technology, and the law for numerous publications, and he is currently a senior fellow in the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation. He has appeared multiple times on every major cable and broadcast news network, he appears every Thursday morning to discuss technology on CNNI’s “News Stream,” and he writes regularly about technology for The New Yorker’s web site. He has also given public speeches on topics ranging from the future of narrative journalism and the way computers are changing our minds to the role of technology in political revolutions to nuclear deterrence and doomsday machines. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Young Leaders Council on The National Committee on American Foreign Policy, and a Whitehead Fellow at the Foreign Policy Association.
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