Matt DeRienzo is a longtime journalist whose past roles have included vice president of news at Hearst Connecticut, whose national investigation into sex abuse connected to Boys & Girls Clubs won a 2019 Investigative Editors & Reporters award, and the first full-time executive director of LION, a national nonprofit supporting the publishers of local independent online news organizations.

About Matt

Matt DeRienzo has worked in journalism for more than 25 years as reporter, editor, publisher, director of news, teacher and nonprofit leader. Full bio here.

E&P Column

Matt’s column on the journalism business has appeared monthly in Editor & Publisher magazine since 2016. Read past columns here.

In the News

Matt’s work and ideas about journalism, sustainability and reader engagement have been featured regularly in outlets that cover the media industry. More here.

Contact me at mattderienzo@gmail.com or connect with me on Twitter @mattderienzo.