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Former Newsweek editor to head non-profit media firm

Mark Miller to supervise daily editorial operations at Texas Tribune.

Former Newsweek editorial director Mark Miller will be joining non-profit media organisation the Texas Tribune as editor, the group announced on Monday.

Miller will be taking over the newly-created position - where his duties will include supervising daily editorial operations - in December.
He will report to Texas Tribune editor-in-chief and CEO Evan Smith.

Miller who joined Newsweek in 1985 started his career as a summer intern in the magazine's Washington bureau. He has served in various capacities since including arts and culture reporting, national correspondent, Los Angeles Bureau Chief, West Coat editor, senior editor for New Development and chief of correspondents.

He is also the recipient of America's National Magazine Award.

"I cannot possibly imagine a more capable partner in crime or a more welcome addition to our team," wrote Smith in his blog announcing Miller's appointment.

"Texas journalism -- the evolution and the revolution -- will be so much better for his return," he added.

The Texas Tribune is the latest in the growing number of non-profit journalism ventures in the US. Published on an all digital platform, the organisation reports on state and government policy and and civic engagement in the US.