Nicholas Thompson (editor)

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Nicholas Thompson

Nicholas Thompson is a journalist at The New Yorker magazine, where he is the editor of[1] Previously, he was a senior editor at the magazine.

He is also a contributing editor for Bloomberg Television, and the author of The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War. He is a fellow at the New America Foundation and a contributing editor at CNN International. He appears several times a week on Bloomberg to discuss technology news, and he appears every Wednesday morning on CNN International's News Stream.

Prior to the New Yorker, Mr. Thompson was a senior editor at Wired Magazine for 5 years. While there, he assigned and edited "Vanish" by Evan Ratliff, which was nominated for a National Magazine Award, as well as "The Great Escape," the story which was optioned by George Clooney and then turned into the movie Argo.[2]

Before that, he was a Senior Editor at Legal Affairs and an editor at the Washington Monthly. He has written about politics, technology, and the law for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, Slate, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, The New York Observer, and many other publications. In addition to his regular work with Bloomberg TV, while at Wired he was a frequent guest on CNN’s American Morning and NBC’s Today Show. He has also appeared as a commentator on Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, ABC’s Live with Regis and Kelly and World News Tonight, CBS’s Early Show, and National Public Radio.

He is also one of three founders of The Atavist, a digital publishing company, whose investors include Eric Schmidt, Andreessen-Horowitz, and Barry Diller.[3]

Thompson is a grandson of Paul Nitze, one of the subjects of his most recent book, which gave him unprecedented access while researching his book. In March 2013, Thompson received a 21st Century Leader award from the National Committee on American Foreign Policy. He is also an acoustic guitarist and has released three albums of original instrumental music.[4]


He also contributed a short article concerning Ray Bradbury and one of his novels


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