ProPublica founder Paul Steiger to visit UNC

Paul Steiger will speak at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication on Feb. 20, 2012.

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Feb. 16, 2012 2:31 pm

Paul Steiger, editor-in-chief, CEO and president of ProPublica, will speak at UNC on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. in Gerrard Hall.

He will give the Reed Sarratt Distinguished Lecture through UNC’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and his talk is titled “From Mainstream Media to a Non-Profit News Startup.”

He gave a lecture in Toronto in 2010 on the founding of ProPublica:

[youtube width=”625″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV0mA2rA01k[/youtube]

ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that focuses on investigative reporting:

Our work focuses exclusively on truly important stories, stories with “moral force.” We do this by producing journalism that shines a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them.

The lecture is free and open to the public.