Matt Berger was the former Digital Director at Marketplace and has worked as a journalist and digital producer for over a decade in the areas of business, technology and arts and lifestyle.

Berger started his journalism career as a daily newspaper reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area. At the height of the tech boom in 2000, he got a job in downtown San Francisco covering high tech and venture capital for the Silicon Valley magazine Upside and its website. When Upside went downside in the 2001 dot-com bubble, Berger moved a few blocks down Market Street as a technology reporter and correspondent for a global news wire service operated by magazine and Internet publisher IDG.

Prior to joining Marketplace in 2010, Berger was the Executive Producer for Interactive at The Taunton Press, a publisher of lifestyle magazines, books, and digital products.

Features by Matt Berger

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Audio Everywhere: The future of radio in the digital age

In five years, what role will audio play in your lives as a news consumer or journalist. Use the Marketplace Voice Mail to record and submit your answers.
Posted In: audio
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Marketplace Voice Mail: Send us your audio comments

Ever wished you could talk back to your radio? Use the new Marketpalce "Record Button" to send us an audio comment from your computer or mobile device.
Posted In: audio, comments
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Medical costs in America by the numbers

We reported on a big health care story last week when the government released a database of prices for 100 of the most-common medical procedures at every hospital in the country. The data is intended to allow people to shop around for the best price on health care. On our weekend Money program, we even collected some tips for shopping around and negotiating medical care costs.

The story prompted one of our listeners to download the raw data from the government and turn it into a searchable, interactive map that allows users to look up and compare prices by location and procedure. Thanks Ben Sullins!

TRY IT OUT: Lookup medical costs by location and procedure

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What the federal budget and your household budget have in common

The White House unveiled its proposed 2014 federal budget Wednesday and it has at least one thing in common with your household budget: It's influenced by politics.
Posted In: federal budget
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What would your city look like with Beijing's air? A smog simulator

Intense air pollution in Beijing last month forced children and the elderly indoors and obscured visibility so bad that residents say they couldn't see buildings down the street. We imagine what would other cities might look like with Beijing-quality air.
Posted In: air pollution, air quality, smog
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America Underwater: The mortgage crisis in data

This week, Marketplace Money and The New York Times team up to tell the story of home ownership in America three years after the housing bubble. View our interactive map and listen to our special podcast.
Posted In: Housing, Marketplace Maps, mortgage, underwater mortgage
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One fracking minute: an animated explainer on hydraulic fracturing

There's an oil and gas boom in North America thanks to an innovation known as hydraulic fracturing that extracts natural gas and oil from shale rock deep underground. Here's how it works.
Posted In: fracking, Oil
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Nobel Prize in Economics: A history of winners

It's best known as the Nobel Prize for Economics, but the official name of the award handed out today for the 44th time is The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. A list of past winners.
Posted In: Economics, Nobel Prize
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A visual history of the U.S. workforce, 1970 to 2012

The number of employed Americans has nearly doubled over the past 30 years, but so has the number of people not in the workforce. Watch the U.S. employment picture change with our animated GIF.
Posted In: Unemployment, bureau of labor statistics
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'Sesame Street' and the 99%

The puppet cast of the children's TV show "Sesame Street" represents a cross section of Americans -- from the orphan child Big Bird to the independently wealthy Bert and Ernie to the homeless Oscar the Grouch.
Posted In: Sesame Street

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