ProPublica to Expand

Next stop: Illinois.

ProPublica, the first online news organization to win a Pulitzer Prize, is expanding. The nonprofit will launch in Illinois next year.

ProPublica will first search for an Illinois editor, then once that person is selected, 10 staffers will be hired for the new location.

“llinois has a wealth of subjects for searching investigative journalism, and we see enormous potential for ProPublica Illinois to have a real impact,” said ProPublica editor in chief Stephen Engelberg, in a statement. “Our key priority now is building a team with strong local ties and established reputations within the community to lead this exciting expansion. We look forward also to working with local publishing partners to bring Illinois readers more high-quality accountability reporting.”