Journalist and author Lee spent nine years at The New York Times and is the author of The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food.
Thompson is an editorial product manager at NPR.
CPI executive director William E. Buzenberg said:
Jennifer thinks and works at the cutting edge of our digital 21st-century journalism. She has the knowledge, energy, and creativity to make a significant contribution to the Center for Public Integrity, and I’m excited to have her on the board.
Matt has been creating all-important community journalism for some time, and I will very much value his insights and advice. Fully engaging our audience, as Matt has done, and creating an accountability journalism community is an important element of the center’s ongoing mission to make institutional power more transparent at all levels of government and society.
The center first shaped me when I read Toxic Legacy as a young Washington environmental reporter, and it has continued to impress me with the formation of the Investigative News Network. Now I am honored to play a role in the center’s vision of how technological tools can set the agenda for accountability journalism in today’s evolving media landscape.
And Thompson said:
We are so lucky to have the center not only because of the tremendous impact of its investigative work, but also because of its commitment to bringing citizens into the process in new and innovative ways. I am very excited to play a part in this mission.