Paul Steiger

Editor-in-Chief, President and Chief Executive
ProPublica

Steiger is the editor-in-chief, president and chief executive of ProPublica, an innovative nonprofit organization that produces investigative journalism. He is also the chairman of the Committee to Protect Journalists and a trustee of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, based in Miami, which supports transformative programs in areas including journalism and community development. Steiger began his journalism career in 1966 as a reporter in the San Francisco bureau of The Wall Street Journal. He held numerous positions at the paper, culminating in his appointment as managing editor in 1991, a position he held until 2007. Under his leadership, The Wall Street Journal's reporters and editors won 16 Pulitzer Prizes. Most importantly, he was once the boss of Walt and Kara and we always listened to him.

Posts With Paul Steiger

Pro Publica’s Paul Steiger and Demand Media’s Richard Rosenblatt at D8: The Full, Uncut Video

In one of the most intriguing pairings of the D8 Conference, Kara Swisher interviewed former WSJ edit chief and current Pro Publica CEO Paul Steiger alongside Richard Rosenblatt of content engine Demand Media. Here’s the full video of the session:

Full D8 Interview Video: Demand Media's Richard Rosenblatt and ProPublica's Paul Steiger

As promised, All Things Digital is posting the full videos from our eighth D: All Things Digital conference, held earlier this month. Here’s one of the most interesting pairings at D8–Richard Rosenblatt of Demand Media, the Google-savvy content engine, and former Wall Street Journal edit chief Paul Steiger of ProPublica, a nonprofit that produces hefty investigative pieces online and off. The debate over the future of journalism is a key one over the next several years, as new content models emerge and old ones wither.

Full D8 Video: Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and Ray Ozzie

As promised, All Things Digital is posting the full videos from our eighth D: All Things Digital conference, held earlier this month. Let’s start off this week with a bang–in the person of the always lively Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who appeared onstage at D8 with the tech giant’s chief software architect, Ray Ozzie.

D8 Video: Does Serious Journalism Have to Be a Charity Case?

Demand Media CEO Richard Rosenblatt runs away from the concept of journalism. ProPublica’s Paul Steiger embraces it. But he says he can’t figure out how to provide serious, in-depth reporting without help from foundations and wealthy donors–just like clinics and orchestras and art museums.

Demand Media’s Richard Rosenblatt and ProPublica’s Paul Steiger Live at D8

What’s the future of the media business? Demand Media, the Google-savvy “content farm” that generates thousands of computer-assigned, low-cost Web items a day? Or ProPublica, a nonprofit that produces deep-dive investigative pieces and publishes them on its own site and in the pages of high-profile partners? Good guess: Some of both. But let’s allow both parties to make their own case.
Richard Rosenblatt and Paul Steiger

The D8 Site Is Now Live

The conference site for the eighth D: All Things Digital is now up. There are posts related to D8, and we will be adding more in the next two weeks, ahead of the June 1 start of the conference. And when the conference kicks in, these pages will also be populated with up-to-the-minute posts, photos and videos.

The D8 Site Is Now Live

The conference site for the eighth D: All Things Digital is now up. There are posts related to D8, and we will be adding more in the next two weeks, ahead of the June 1 start of the conference. And when the conference kicks in, these pages will also be populated with up-to-the-minute posts, photos and videos.

Welcome Back, Steve: Apple CEO Jobs to Appear Onstage at D8

Apple CEO and Co-founder Steve Jobs will appear at the eighth D: All Things Digital, in an interview on the opening night, kicking off our tech and media conference that will also include famed Hollywood director James Cameron, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, among others. Jobs has been interviewed onstage many times at D, including in a famous joint session with Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates in 2007. There is much to talk to Jobs about in 2010, obviously, including the new iPad, its tense relationship with Google and the next innovations from the computer giant.

Demand's Rosenblatt in IPO and M&A Spotlight

This seems to have been a busy week for Demand Media CEO and founder Richard Rosenblatt, with news of a big-banker hiring in a pending IPO of his social media start-up and the possible sale of a digital marketing company where he serves as chairman. What’s next from the energetic digital exec is anybody’s guess.

Demand’s Rosenblatt in IPO and M&A Spotlight

This seems to have been a busy week for Demand Media CEO and founder Richard Rosenblatt, with news of a big-banker hiring in a pending IPO of his social media start-up and the possible sale of a digital marketing company where he serves as chairman. What’s next from the energetic digital exec is anybody’s guess.