Revolving Door Roundup: Moves at ProPublica, Reuters and Gizmodo Media Group

Alex Dickinson is upped to executive managing editor at GMG, Tim Reid takes on a new beat at Reuters, and Isaac Arnsdorf joins ProPublica

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ProPublica adds Isaac Arnsdorf as a reporter covering the Trump administration. Arnsdorf, who starts May 8, joins from Politico, where he was a reporter covering lobbying and money in politics. Prior to Politico, which he joined in 2015, Arnsdorf was an enterprise reporter at Bloomberg.

“Isaac is one of the most tenacious, resourceful political reporters in the country,” said ProPublica managing editor Robin Fields in a statement. “He’s an exciting addition to our already growing government and politics team, and will help us continue to shine a light on corruption and hold power – at the very highest levels – to account.”

His recent articles for Politico included a piece about former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s lobbying on behalf of Ukrainian interests and the Russian connection in former national security advisor Michael Flynn’s Turkish lobbying.

ProPublica has a quite an array of openings at the moment, so we can expect more announcements in the near future.

Reuters, meanwhile, is expanding its regional reporting with the appointment of Tim Reid as U.S. political correspondent focusing on the Midwest and Southeast, where he will be based out of during the course of his reporting.

“Tim will work with reporters and editors in Washington and beyond on political, social and business stories of international resonance,” wrote Americas editor Kevin Krolicki in a note to staff, describing Reid’s new role. “Those include questions of how and whether President Trump can live up to his promises of bringing back jobs in the region’s hard-hit industries, how changes to national health care policy play out on the ground and what tighter immigration controls mean for businesses and workers.”

Reid joined Reuters in 2010 and had most recently served as a Los Angeles-based reporter on the national affairs team.

Over at Gizmodo Media Group, Alex Dickinson has been upped to executive managing editor, responsible for the group’s 8-site constellation. “In the 13 months he has been here, Alex has embodied the best spirit of GMG with backbone and heart, and has been devoted to what we do best–putting out really good stories everyday. He’s been both an inspirational force and a steady hand in the newsroom as well as a trusted edit partner in managing,” wrote Gizmodo Media Group president Heather Dietrick in a note to staff. “He’ll be critical to our search for an editorial director, while continuing to focus on setting strategy, supporting and managing edit. Alex also remains edit’s key contact for GMG product, sales, biz dev, and Univision’s other properties.”

Dickinson was previously deputy editor of Gizmodo. Prior to joining GMG, he had been a reports editor/team leader at Bloomberg Digital and a news editor and reporter at the New York Post.