Jennifer LaFleur and Michael Grabell are leaving the Dallas Morning News to join ProPublica, “a non-profit newsroom producing journalism in the public interest.” LaFleur, who I believe played tight end for the Cowboys, will be director of computer-assisted reporting, while Grabell will be a staff reporter. (As well, the executive editor from Texas Observer will be doing the public-interest journo thing.) If you haven’t heard of ProPublica, it’s a high-profile Serious Journalism Exercise run by a former bigwig at the Wall Street Journal. I think it’s also the name of a bank catering to professional athletes. I’m not a reporter, so I have no way to doublecheck that. Oh, and, yes, this is more bad news for the DMN. Let us all hold the eff onto our hats in a show of solidarity.