Former Wall Street Journal managing editor Paul Steiger was inducted into the Deadline Club Hall of Fame on Thursday.
The Deadline Club, which is the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, established the New York Journalism Hall of Fame in 1975 as part of its golden anniversary celebration.
Steiger served as the managing editor of The Journal from 1991 to 2007. During his tenure, members of the Journal’s newsroom staff were awarded 16 Pulitzer Prizes.
Steiger worked for 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. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Yale University in 1964.
Steiger is the chairman of the Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based nonprofit that advocates for press freedom around the globe, and a member of the steering committee of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, based in Arlington, Va., which provides free legal assistance to journalists. From 1999 to 2007, he was a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board, serving as its chairman in his final year. He is a trustee of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, based in Miami, that funds efforts to enhance journalism and the functioning of American communities.
Other business journalists in the Deadline Club Hall of Fame include Fortune’s Carol Loomis and personal finance columnist Sylvia Porter.