Professor of Journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Principal developer of PolitiFact
Matt Waite is a professor of practice at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, teaching reporting and digital product development. He is also a graduate of the college, earning his Bachelor of Journalism in 1997.
Prior to joining the faculty, he was the Senior News Technologist for the St. Petersburg Times of Florida and the principal developer of the Pulitzer Prize winning PolitiFact. In 2007, he began working as a hybrid journalist/programmer, combining reporting experience and web development to create new platforms for journalism.