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Posts Tagged ‘Robin Fields’

Ginger Thompson Leaves NY Times for ProPublica

Hours after it was announced that Tim Golden was leaving The New York Times, the paper has lost another veteran: Ginger Thompson. Thompson is departing the Times to join ProPublica as a senior reporter.

Thompson had been with the Times for the past 15 years, most recently serving as an investigative reporter. During her time at the paper, she was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize. Prior to joining the Times, Thompson was a reporter for The Chicago Tribune and a Pulitzer finalist while working at The Baltimore Sun.

“Ginger’s bona fides speak for themselves, from the impressive honors to the variety of topics she’s covered in winning them,” said Robin Fields, ProPublica’s managing editor, in a statement. “She is just the kind of reporter we dream of hiring, and we can’t wait to see how her range of talents adds to our newsroom.”

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ProPublica Adds WSJ Veteran

propublicaJulia Angwin is joining ProPublica as a senior reporter. Her focus will be privacy, technology and the surveillance state.

Angwin, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, comes to ProPublica from The Wall Street Journal, where she covered technology and media. She had been with the paper for over a decade. In 2010, she oversaw a team of reporters whose work ultimately led to a Gerald Loeb Award.

“Julia brings with her a magnificent portfolio of work, and she will be a stellar addition to our staff,” said Robin Fields, ProPublica’s managing editor, in a statement.

Robin Fields Named Managing Editor of ProPublica

ProPublica announced several changes today. Robin Fields has been promoted from senior editor to managing editor; Stephen Engelberg will move up to ProPublica’s editor-in-chief; Paul Steiger goes from EIC to executive chairman; and Eric Umansky has been tapped as assistant managing editor.

Fields has been with ProPublica since 2008. She was named a senior editor two years ago. Fields began her career at the Sun-Sentinel in Florida. Umansky, previously a senior editor, will report to Fields. He also began at ProPublica in 2008.

“From her first day here, Robin has been a dynamic force for ProPublica,” said Engelberg, in a statement. “Her reporting showed how adept she was at pulling complex stories together, and the time she’s spent as an editor shows her ability to connect with the staff and bring home award-winning caliber work. Robin’s passion and her quick wit have made her a pleasure to work with and we’re very proud and lucky to have her as our new managing editor.”

The various appointments take effect January 1, 2013.

FBLA Exclusive: Alan Miller Leaving LAT For Much, Much Better Things

It’s a rare reporter who leaves daily news to try to make journalism a better institution. From our inbox this morning:

You asked several weeks ago if I was taking the latest buyout at the Los Angeles Times. I apologize for not responding sooner. But I want to let you know that I am leaving the paper after 21 memorable years, including nearly 19 years in the Washington bureau. My last day is March 28.

As you may know, I’m one of two remaining charter members of the bureau’s high-profile investigative team (started five editors and 14 years ago) and one of three Pulitzer winners in the bureau’s history (2003). This was one of more than a dozen national awards that I shared with my colleagues, including the Polk Award, the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and two IRE awards.

With Robin Fields departing as well, the bureau’s I-team, which just a year ago had seven members, including Kevin Sack, my partner on the Harrier, will be down to three.

I’m leaving the paper but not the battlefield. I have a planning grant from the Knight Foundation to bring journalists and retired journalists into secondary schools to give students the tools to become smarter and more frequent consumers and producers of credible information across all media. My former editor, John Carroll, Vivian Schiller, who runs nytimes.com, and Chuck Lewis, who founded the Center for Public Integrity, are among my advisory board members.

I’ve spoken to many journalists, educators and social entrepreneurs in recent months, and have generated promising ideas, participation and initial support for Appleseed: The News Literacy Project. “The concept of reaching out to the younger generation through those of us who have experienced classical journalism and appreciate the First Amendment is long overdue,” Philadelphia Inquirer Editor Bill Marimow told me recently. “In my opinion, this project is one of great importance, and great urgency.”

I look forward to keeping up with LA Times, as well as the rest of the media world, through your site.

Alan C. Miller

Good luck, Alan!