ProPublica welcomes Alec MacGillis as national politics reporter next week. Most recently (and very briefly) a staff writer at Slate, MacGillis joined their ranks after departing from The New Republic, where he also covered national politics. He has also previously covered national news for the Washington Post, where he helped with its Virginia Tech shooting coverage, which earned a Pulitzer for breaking news. He starts at ProPublica on April 13.
"Job news: I'm headed to @ProPublica, where I'll be reporting in-depth pieces on politics, gov't, and influence in Washington and the states," MacGillis tweets, later adding, "Meanwhile, can't say enough about the decency and professionalism of my too-briefly acquainted colleagues at @Slate. Was lucky to be there."
ProPublicans (can we just have that be their name?) seem pleased: "In yes-we-know-you're-jealous news, ProPublica has hired the ever-talented @AlecMacGillis to cover politics," tweets senior communications manager Minhee Cho.
Former TNR colleagues were supportive, too: "Watch out, world. @AlecMacGillis is moving to ProPublica and he’s going to rip shit up. (My words, not his.) HOORAY!" reacts Julia Ioffe, now with New York Times Magazine.
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