Matt Carroll is a Professor in the Journalism Department at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2003, he was a member of the Boston Globe's investigative team, called Spotlight, when it won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2003 for its coverage of the Catholic priest sexual abuse scandal. That story was turned into the movie "Spotlight," which won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2016.
He worked at the Boston Globe for 26 years, specializing in data journalism. After that, he ran the Knight Foundation-funded Future of News initiative at the MIT Media Lab, where he ran conferences on thorny issues confronting journalism and worked with students to help create tools for newsrooms. For the past two years, he has been a journalism professor at Northeastern University, working mainly with graduate-level students. He also runs conferences for the school on issues such as Artificial Intelligence and its role in journalism.