Matt Mansfield

Visiting Professor


Matt Mansfield is a Visiting Professor at Medill and was previously the Executive Editor, Digital at  National GeographicAt Nat Geo, he oversaw editorial content across the Web, mobile, and magazine app. He was responsible for the editorial experience on all digital platforms, shaping content initiatives and supervising Nat Geo’s digital storytelling, web design, application design, and short-form video teams, as well as producers creating online content for the the National Geographic Society’s Mission Programs division. Prior to National Geographic, Matt was an associate professor at Northwestern University’s Medill School, where he was director and bureau chief for the school’s reporting program in Washington, D.C. Before joining Medill, he was deputy managing editor of the San Jose Mercury News. While a professor, Matt consulted on projects for Bloomberg, The Washington Post, and Media News Group, among others. He has served as president of the international Society for News Design and is the programming co-chair for the Online News Association’s annual conference this fall in Chicago.