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MIT Tech Review hires Honan as editor in chief

July 19, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Mat Honan

MIT Technology Review announced Monday that veteran tech editor Mat Honan has been hired as its new editor in chief.

He will start on Aug. 17.

Honan joins from BuzzFeed News, where he and his teams have published impactful, hard-hitting journalism that asks important questions, captures attention, and has won multiple awards, including a 2021 Pulitzer Prize.

In his new role, Honan will lead the editorial direction for the entire MIT Technology Review portfolio, including the website, podcasts, newsletters, and print magazine, as well as new platforms and formats under development.

“I’m thrilled to have the chance to lead such a talented group of journalists,” said Honan in a statement. “MIT Technology Review is at the center of so many pressing issues. There is a great need and desire to understand the way things like novel 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 about, and change the world we live in. That is a pretty great opportunity, and I’m so excited to get started.”

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