Matthew Hoy is a 1994 graduate of the journalism program at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. During a 15-year career in journalism, he worked for The Lompoc Record, The Daily World (Aberdeen, Wash.), The North County Times (Escondido, Calif.) and The San Diego Union-Tribune. Hoy worked as a reporter, editor, photographer, and page designer, before he was laid off in 2009 during a period of downsizing in the newspaper industry.

Since then, Hoy has worked as a project manager, editor and compositor of mathematics textbooks. He currently works on a freelance basis for a variety of companies. If you are interested in hiring him, check out his consulting site matthewhoy.com.

Hoy began writing Hoystory shortly after the 9/11 terror attack in 2001 prompted by the social and political upheaval that followed in the aftermath. Hoystory became the go-to site for takedowns of New York Times columnist Paul Krugman for many years before he was hidden away behind the paper's paywall. Matt's media criticism earned him a mention in Stephen D. Cooper's "Watching the Watchdog: Bloggers as the Fifth Estate," highlighting the practice of what is known as "burying the lede."

Hoy is also a Second Amendment supporter and writes regularly about gun issues over at RestrictedArms.com. The site also includes primers on navigating the plethora of laws regarding the purchase of a firearm in some of our most restrictive states.

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