SPJ names recipients of its annual Sunshine Awards

The following excerpt was sent out from spj.org: The Society of Professional Journalists has named five journalists and reporting teams as winners of its annual Sunshine Award. This year’s winners are: — Brett Murphy of ProPublica for his investigation into 911 call analysis — Lexi Churchill, Vianna Davila, Megan Rose and Ren Larson of ProPublica […]

WaPo, ProPublica and Chicago Tribune among others honored with SPJ Ethics in Journalism Awards

The following excerpt was sent out from spj.org: The Society of Professional Journalists is bestowing its Ethics in Journalism Award to Tony Plohetskiof the Austin American-Statesman; Jodi S. Cohen and Jennifer Smith Richards of ProPublica and the Chicago Tribune; and William Wan of The Washington Post. This award honors journalists or news organizations that perform in an outstanding ethical […]

NY Times hires four in Video

The following excerpt was sent out from The New York Times‘ Solana Pyne and Mark Scheffler:   We are thrilled to welcome Aric Toler, Arijeta Lajka, Neil Bedi and Nader Ibrahim to the Video team. Aric Toler joins Visual Investigations as a video journalist. Previously, he was the director of research and training at Bellingcat, where […]

ProPublica seeks social video producers

We are looking to expand ProPublica’s audience team to include two full-time social video producers. These roles will translate our long-form journalism into short-form, video-first content for TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and our other social platforms. It’s important to note that we see our platforms not just as traffic drivers to our stories, but also as […]

ProPublica appoints Kodjak assistant ME, national

Alison Fitzgerald Kodjak has joined ProPublica as an assistant managing editor, national. She comes from The Associated Press, where she served as acting global investigations editor. Commenting on her new role, Kodjak said: “ProPublica is the standard-bearer for investigative reporting and accountability journalism. I’m both thrilled and honored to be joining this stellar team.” She […]

ProPublica seeks a Diamonstein-Spielvogel visual journalism fellow

ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. We are looking for a creative, empathetic and ambitious visual journalist to join our editorial team as the inaugural Diamonstein-Spielvogel visual journalism fellow, a position that honors Paul Steiger, ProPublica’s founder emeritus. Responsibilities: Over two years, this fellow will expand their […]

ProPublica names Blustain, Buford assistant ME

The following excerpt was sent out from propublica.org: ProPublica announced today that Sarah Blustain and Talia Buford will be joining the masthead as assistant managing editors, effective immediately. Both Blustain and Buford have already played critical leadership roles in some of ProPublica’s most ambitious initiatives.   Sarah Blustain has directed our Local Reporting Network with […]

Smith Richards swaps Chicago Tribune for ProPublica

The following excerpt was sent out from ProPublica: ProPublica announced Friday that reporter Jennifer Smith Richards is joining its Midwest newsroom. She starts on June 14. Smith Richards, a ProPublica Distinguished Fellow since 2021, joins the newsroom from the Chicago Tribune, where her data-driven investigative work has exposed abusive educators, government misspending, sexual abuse in […]

ProPublica taps Suo as Northwest editor

Steve Suo has joined ProPublica as Northwest editor. Recently, he was a data team editor at USA Today. Before that, Suo worked at The Oregonian/OregonLive.com for more than seven years in various roles. These included assistant team leader for breaking news, managing producer for Portland team, managing producer for data hub and managing producer for […]

ProPublica makes changes to its audience team

The following excerpt was sent out ProPublica:   ProPublica announced on Thursday a series of changes for the audience team, including the hiring of Kassandra Navarro as deputy audience editor, the move of Kengo Tsutsumi to the newly created role of partnerships editor and the hiring of Sophia Kovatch as audience editor for search.   […]