Digital projects editor

Matt DeLong is the Star Tribune’s digital projects editor. He has worked on many digital initiatives, from election planning to the Minnesota Beer Bracket to helping tipsters contact reporters securely. He has reported on extremism in the state and written reader guides on many topics, including Minnesota gun laws, voting and out-of-state Vikings bars. DeLong oversees the Star Tribune Minnesota Poll and curates the daily Talkers afternoon newsletter. 

Prior to joining the Star Tribune in late 2014, DeLong was a digital editor on the national desk at the Washington Post, where he focused on national politics, the federal government and national security. He was part of the team awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for coverage of the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programs. A native of upstate New York, DeLong currently lives in Minneapolis.

He can be reached on the encrypted messaging app Signal at 612-643-0344.


Tracking coronavirus in Minnesota

See how COVID-19 has spread in Minnesota and across the United States.


Minnesota Poll results: Most support universal background checks, military-style rifle ban

The Star Tribune polled 800 Minnesota likely voters about several gun proposals between Oct. 14 and Oct. 16.


Minnesota Poll: Trump vs. Democratic candidates

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Want to share info with the Star Tribune? How to do it securely

We respect the desire of some tipsters to remain anonymous, and have put in place ways to contact reporters and editors to ensure the communication will be private and secure.


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Like much of the nation, they are largely split along party lines.


Some takeaways from the Star Tribune Minnesota Poll

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What four Minnesota Poll takeaways could mean for 2020 elections

Here are some observations about what the findings could mean for the 2020 elections in Minnesota.


Bloomington think tank parts ways with academic over racist e-mails

John Elliott used racial and anti-Semitic slurs and praised Adolf Hitler in "Morning Hate" e-mail group.


What the candidates said during Thursday's debate

On the second night of debates in Miami, 10 more candidates sought to set themselves apart from the crowded field.


Democratic debate: What the candidates said

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