Alums on the leading edge of the news business

11 07 2008

Independent alum and former Wall Street Journal Assistant Publisher Dick Tofel ’79 has become the General Manager of an Internet-based news organization dedicated to investigative journalism, which it believes, not without reason, has suffered mightily from the cutbacks arising out of the supposedly adverse financial condition of traditional paper-based media. It’s called
Pro Publica.
In addition to Dick, it’s run by other distinguished journalists, such as former Wall Street Journal Managing Editor Paul Steiger. However, he’s not an alum so we’re not really interested in him.
We’re not surprised by Dick’s move to electronic media as he’s helped the Grad Board and student editors with advice on how the Independent can make the change from paper to Internet.

Pro Publica General Manager Dick Tofel

Pro Publica General Manager Dick Tofel

– S.A.

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