Alan Miller was a charter member of the investigative team in the Times Washington bureau and won his Pulitzer in 2003 for stories on problems with the military aircraft so flawed it was nicknamed "The Widow Maker." He's leaving March 28 after 19 years in Washington to launch Appleseed: The News Literacy Project, a program to bring journalists into schools "to give students the tools to become smarter and more frequent consumers and producers of credible information across all media." Former Times editor John Carroll is on the advisory board. With Miller's exit, and that of reporter Robin Fields, the I-team in Washington that still had seven reporters as recently as a year ago will be down to three.
* Also noted: Another longtime DC bureau byline, Jonathan Peterson, is leaving for a writing and strategy job at AARP. And Joe Mathews, who resigned recently to take a New America Foundation fellowship, has begun blogging on direct democracy for the foundation and will move back to Los Angeles from Washington soon. He says he's also "going to write stories about California, its politics, its government, its real estate and its labor."