Paul E. Steiger

“The message is getting across, more people understand why for this kind of journalism, part of the solution needs to come from philanthropy. That was a very mysterious notion when we first started.”

August 15, 1942
Current Place
United States of America


Paul Steiger was elected as a Knight Foundation trustee in 2006. He is a member of the Governance, Nominating and Program committees. He is the executive chairman of ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that performs investigative journalism in the public interest. Steiger was the managing editor of The Wall Street Journal from 1991 to 2007, working with a newsroom staff that won 16 Pulitzer Prizes during his tenure. From 2008 through 2012 he was the founding editor-in-chief, president, and CEO of ProPublica, whose staff won two Pulitzer Prizes in that time. Steiger worked 15 years as a reporter, the Washington economics correspondent, and the business editor for the Los Angeles Times, and for 26 years as a reporter and editor for The Wall Street Journal.

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