Paul Steiger and Barney Calame talk about what it is like back in the newsroom when the news is the kidnapping and murder of one of their own reporters.
Paul Steiger is the managing editor of the Wall Street Journal and vice president of Dow Jones. Barney Calame is the public editor of the New York Times and former deputy managing editor of the Wall Street Journal. The event is moderated by Russ Mitchell of CBS News.
Byron E. Calame
Byron E. "Barney" Calame became public editor for The New York Times on May 23, 2005. As the readerâ€™s representative, his responsibilities include making sure their concerns are heard and publicly assessing the paperâ€™s journalistic integrity.
Calame retired at the end of 2004 as a deputy managing editor of The Wall Street Journal. His responsibilities included paper-wide quality control, maintaining and monitoring reporting and ethical standards, and taking charge of The Journal in the absence of the managing editor.
Russ Mitchell is the news anchor of The Early Show on CBS. He became the first official news anchor of the show in December 2006. He is also anchor of the Sunday edition of CBS Evening News and is the substitute anchor for Katie Couric on the weekday version of the CBS Evening News. On January 6 2007, he left the co-anchoring duties on The Saturday Early Show, a position held since the show's launch in September 1997.
A graduate of University of Missouri, Russ joined CBS News in 1992 as co-anchor of Up to the Minute. He was a correspondent for Eye to Eye on CBS (1993-1995) and anchor of the CBS Sunday Night News (1995-1997). He also was an original co-anchor on Saturday Early Show from 1998-2006.
Before joining CBS News, he was an anchor for WFAA Dallas (1983-1985), reporter at KTVI St. Louis (1985-1987), and a weekend anchor and reporter for KMOV St. Louis (1987-1992). He lives in New York City.
Paul Steiger is the editor-in-chief, president and chief executive of ProPublica.
Mr. Steiger is also the chairman of the Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based nonprofit organization founded in 1981 to promote press freedom by working for the rights of journalists world-wide. He is a trustee of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, based in Miami, which supports transformative programs in areas including journalism and community development.
Mr. Steiger began his journalism career in 1966 as a reporter in the San Francisco bureau of The Wall Street Journal. In 1968, he moved to the Los Angeles Times as a staff writer and, in 1971, he transferred to that paper's Washington, D.C., bureau as an economics correspondent. He returned to Los Angeles in 1978 to serve as the Times' business editor. In 1983, Mr. Steiger rejoined the Journal as an assistant managing editor in New York and became deputy managing editor in 1985. He was appointed managing editor in 1991 and served in that role until May 2007. Under his leadership, The Wall Street Journal's reporters and editors won 16 Pulitzer Prizes. He served as editor-at-large of the Journal through year end 2007, when he assumed his present position.