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Posts Tagged ‘Stephen Engelberg’

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.

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Paul Steiger to Step Down as EIC/CEO of ProPublica

The New York Times is reporting that Paul Steiger is stepping down as Editor-in-Chief and CEO of ProPublica in January. Steiger is going to take on the role of Executive Chairman, and Stephen Engelberg, currently the site’s Managing Editor, will succeed him. Additionally, Richard Tofel, ProPublica’s General Manager, will become President. Both Engelberg and Tofel will share the CEO role.

Steiger is moving on because he believes in Engelberg and Tofel, but also because ProPublica — which launched in 2008 — is on solid ground. “It seems like the right time, and, in addition, I have two colleagues who are totally ready to take over,” Steiger explained to the Times. “The message is getting across, more people understand why for this kind of journalism, part of the solution needs to come from philanthropy.”

Each change takes effect on January 1, 2013.

Stephen Engelberg Named to Pulitzer Board

Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica’s Managing Editor, has been named to the Pulitzer Prize Board. Engelberg has been ProPublica’s Managing Editor since the non-profit site launched in 2008.

During his tenure at ProPublica, the site won the first Pulitzer ever awarded for a series that didn’t originate in print.

Prior to ProPublica, Engelberg worked The New York Times for 18 years and The Oregonian, among other places.