MattCarroll | MIT Center for Civic Media
Matt Carroll held a number of positions at the Boston Globe over the past 26 years, but for the past decade-plus, he has concentrated on database reporting -- finding stories hidden in data. The last couple of years, he has been part of a small team that created new ways of telling stories, using words, data visualizations, online apps, and video. Previously, he was a member of the Globe's investigative team, which won a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its coverage of the Catholic priest sexual abuse scandal.
Outside the paper, he started and run Hacks/Hackers Boston, a 1,300-member meetup which educates journalists about digital and technologists about media. He has a bit of an entrepreneurial background, too. He quit college to co-found a community newspaper, The Post, which covered the West Roxbury, Hyde Park, and Roslindale neighborhoods of Boston.