Steve Engelberg, one of The Oregonian's three managing news editors, is leaving the paper to be managing editor of ProPublica, a new national investigative reporting enterprise.

More details of the move are here.

But one reporter with The Oregonian said the paper's staff was stunned when they got the email today from Editor Sandy Rowe about Engelberg's move. The newsroom insider said many colleagues were disappointed because Engelberg had regularly pushed staff to do better work.

"The reaction was 'Holy Shit,"' said the reporter.

No word on who might replace Engelberg as one of the paper's three managing editors. The other two are Therese Bottomly and Michael Arrieta-Walden.