|ProPublica’s Steiger to give UNC journalism school’s Sarratt Lecture Feb. 20|
|Tuesday, February 14, 2012|
Paul E. Steiger, editor-in-chief, chief executive officer and president of ProPublica, will talk about his independent, nonprofit newsroom at 6 p.m. Feb. 20. in Gerrard Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
His free public talk, “From Mainstream Media to a Nonprofit News Startup,” is the 2012 Reed Sarratt Distinguished Lecture at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
In 2008, Steiger founded ProPublica to produce investigative journalism at a time when many news organizations lack the resources to pursue such stories. ProPublica reporters won Pulitzer Prizes for stories that chronicled a hospital cut off by Hurricane Katrina floodwaters and that exposed questionable Wall Street practices that contributed to the nation’s economic recession.
Steiger served as the managing editor of the Wall Street Journal from 1991 to 2007. During his tenure, members of the Journal’s newsroom staff won 16 Pulitzer Prizes.
The Reed Sarratt Distinguished Lecture Series brings journalists and communications professionals to UNC to discuss matters of importance, concern, philosophy and principle. The series is named for the longtime executive director of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and its foundation.
Find more event info at jomc.unc.edu/steiger.
Photo of Paul Steiger: jomc.unc.edu/images/paulsteiger.jpg
School of Journalism and Mass Communication contact: Kyle York, (919) 966-3323,