ProPublica has promoted George Papajohn to the post of editor for its Chicago-based Midwest newsroom. He recently served as senior editor, helping edit projects from the national newsroom and ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network.
He was previously at BuzzFeed, where he was an editor, government accountability and investigations. He also served as an investigations editor/associate managing editor at the Chicago Tribune.
He won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting and is an eight-time Pulitzer finalist and winner of numerous other major awards.
Papajohn has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University, Bloomington.