Bill Thompson

Board Member

New media pioneer Bill Thompson is a journalist, commentator and technology critic based in Cambridge, England. He has been working in, on and around the Internet since 1984.

He currently has a weekly column which appears in the technology section of the BBC News website, and contributes to other publications both on and off-line, including The Guardian, The Register and The New Statesman. He writes a monthly column for new net users for BBC WebWise, and a technology column for Focus magazine

Bill appears weekly on ‘Digital Planet‘ (formerly called ‘Go Digital’) on the BBC World Service and occasionally on other BBC radio and television programmes.

Bill is the editor and systems administrator for the Working 4 an MP website.

He is a visiting lecturer at City University where he teaches Online Journalism in the Journalism Department, and an external editor for He is a trustee of the Cambridge Film Trust and a member of the board of the New Writing Partnership.