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Richard Tofel is president of ProPublica, the Pulitzer Prize-winning non-profit investigative journalism newsroom, with responsibility for all of its non-journalism operations, including communications, legal, development, finance and budgeting and human resources. He was ProPublica's founding general manager (2007-2012) and formerly the assistant publisher of The Wall Street Journal 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. More recently, he served as vice president, general counsel and secretary of The Rockefeller Foundation, and earlier as president and chief operating officer of The International Freedom Center, a museum and cultural center that was planned for the World Trade Center site. He is the author of Why American Newspapers Gave Away the Future (Now and Then Reader, 2012); Eight Weeks in Washington, 1861: Abraham Lincoln and the Hazards of Transition (St. Martin's, 2011); Restless Genius: Barney Kilgore, The Wall Street Journal, and the Invention of Modern Journalism (St. Martin's, 2009); Sounding the Trumpet: The Making of John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address (Ivan R. Dee, 2005), Vanishing Point: The Disappearance of Judge Crater, and the New York He Left Behind (Ivan R. Dee, 2004) and A Legend in the Making: The New York Yankees in 1939 (Ivan R. Dee, 2002).