Instructor: Dick Tofel

Dick Tofel
Biography: Principal, Gallatin Advisory LLC, author of Second Rough DraftRichard Tofel is the principal of Gallatin Advisory LLC and author of the newsletter Second Rough Draft. He was the founding general manager (and first employee) of ProPublica from 2007-2012, and its president from 2013 until 2021. As president, he had responsibility for all of ProPublica's non-journalism operations, including communications, legal, development, finance and budgeting, and human resources. During the period of Tofel's business leadership, ProPublica published stories that won seven Pulitzer Prizes.Tofel is an Instructor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where he led a faculty seminar on "The Pandemic, the Press, and Public Health" and teaches a course on "Engaging with the Press." He was formerly the assistant publisher of The Wall Street Journal, with responsibility for its international editions and U.S. special editions, and, earlier, an assistant managing editor of the paper, vice president, corporate communications for Dow Jones & Company, and an assistant general counsel of Dow Jones. Just prior to ProPublica, he served as vice president, general counsel and secretary of the Rockefeller Foundation.

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