CompLaude Nominee – Paul Steiger – Executive Chairman, ProPublica

Today is Tuesday, September 15, 2015 –


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Nominee type: company
First name: Paul
Last name: Steiger
Title: Executive Chairman
Phone: 2125145250
Category: Service Comp Laude
Company type: Other (Investigative journalism, data journalism, reader engagement)
Years known: 1 year or less

Accomplishment 1:

“The mission of ProPublica is to practice and promote investigative journalism in the public interest.” Mission accomplished, and more to come! Thank you Paul Steiger and your team of investigative soldiers on the WorkComp War Fronts! They even have a Code of Ethics! Vision, Insight, Leadership and Courage to facilitate, authorize and inspire “The Demolition of Workers Compensation” Series by Michael Grabell, ProPublica reporter, and Howard Berkes NPR reporter in March 2015.

Accomplishment 2:

Vision, Insight, Leadership and Courage to facilitate, authorize and inspire reporting on “Insult to Injury – America’s Vanishing Worker Protections”

Accomplishment 3:

Vision, Insight, Leader and Courage to facilitate, authorize and inspire a national investigative reporting continous event to collect information and report on Workers’ Comp stories across America… “Share Your Workers’ Comp Story As part of our ongoing investigation, we invite you to tell us about your experience navigating the workers’ comp system. Have something we should look into? Share Your Story…”

Accomplishment 4:

Some of the stellar and courageous investigative leaders and reporters empowered by the leadership of Paul Steiger include, but are not limited to: Richard Tofel, president, Stephen Engelberg, Editor in Chief and reporters Michael Grabell, Terry Parris, Jr. Amanda Zamora, Marshall Allen and others. “He is 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. 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.”…. and such leadership, no doubt, encourages bravery and will to good by his teams of Investigative Reporters. People won’t stick their neck out like is being done with the reporting on Workers Compensation in America, without SunTzu type leadership evidenced by Paul Stieger.

Accomplishment 5:

Paul Steiger is an award winner of the CPJ International Press Freedom Award. CPJ is the Committee to Protect Journalists – and those protections surely extend to those brave investigative reporters on the staff of ProPublica and related ventures with NPR and Beacon –of the American WarOnWorkers and Homeland Security issues therewith. “…I was at first cranky the other day when BuzzFeed stole one of our brilliant senior editors at ProPublica. But then I realized his new job is to recruit half a dozen reporters and start an investigations team. For society and for journalism, we are seeing some progress.” “We can’t rest. We need to fight hard whenever the First Amendment is challenged at home. We need to speak out, even more vigorously than before, when journalists are abused around the world. We need to keep finding more inventive ways to fund and carry out serious reporting. And, of course, we need to keep supporting CPJ.” The entire acceptance speech of 2013 can be read here The Spirit of Courage and Cooperation is also evidenced in “ProPublica Partners with Beacon to Promote Workers’ Comp Reporting” — ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

Why this nominee deserves a Comp Laude™ Award:

The above accomplishment speak loudly. Paul Steiger, Executive Chairman of ProPublica has opened the Pandora’s Box of the Workers Compensation devastating WarOnWorkers, serving to increase awareness of the issues that America’s Working Class has silently endured for far too long. How long? TOOOOOOOOOOO LONG. In the Hollywood Movie, Avatar, the destroying psychopaths were ultimately driven off the planet….. We can hope for similar results and change as more Americans transcend Learned Helplessness about the atrocities of America’s Workers Compensation systems. Never give up. Never give in. Remember Remember… WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW. TEAMWORK and COLLABORATIVE COOPERATION TO EXTEND LIVES. Every American can help ProPublica by sharing stories with them, and count on them to report back to We, The People. Paul and his teams may have well launched a revolution on behalf of InjuredWorkers everywhere, exposing the Profits Before Lives business model of the predatory insurance companies, and ultiimately, exposing the depth of the unclean hands involved in the destruction of the American Working class. Thanks Paul! Great job! #InjuredWorkersUniting #SilentNoMore— HOW MAY WE HELP?!


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2 replies on “CompLaude Nominee – Paul Steiger – Executive Chairman, ProPublica”

  1. Paul,

    It seems we as New Yorkers have a similar passion for the truth in the workers’ compensation system. I am an injured worker and as a result of fraud by the insurance carrier, Guard Insurance Company, a Berkshire Hathaway Group company and their defense attorneys, Stockton, Barker & Mead, LLP not only have my injuries continued to get worse, I have not received compensation since 2012 and have been reclassified in my disability.

    In a New York 2009 case, Amalfitano v. Rosenberg, New York revisited its law , which closely resembled its origin, the Chapter 29 of the First Statute of Westminster of 1275, where King Edward III made “deceit or collusion in the king’s court, or consent unto it, in deceit of the court” on the part of a lawyer punishable by imprisonment for a year and a day. In addition, the guilty lawyer also lost the right “to plead in that court for any man.”

    It was in 1787, when the New York legislature enacted this statute, however it laid to rest till 2009. The New York legislature appears to have relied heavily upon the language of the thirteenth-century English statute in criminalizing an attorney’s deceit or collusion with the intent to deceive the court or party. However, New York’s statute added one interesting component: treble damages. In addition to imprisonment, a lawyer found guilty under the statute was required to “pay to the party grieved, treble damages.”The language of the statute changed with subsequent recodifications through the nineteenth century, but the provisions making attorney deceit a crime punishable by imprisonment and permitting a party injured by a lawyer’s deceit or collusion to recover treble damages in a civil action remained a constant.

    Let’s talk soon.



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