Craig Newmark is a Web pioneer, philanthropist, and a leading advocate on behalf of trustworthy journalism and other deserving causes. In 1995, Craig founded craigslist, an Internet service that started as an email distribution list and then went on to become a leading classifieds website that is available in 70 countries. After the success of craigslist, in 2016, he created Craig Newmark Philanthropies, which supports several organizations and initiatives in the journalistic space, including The Trust Project and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s News Integrity Initiative. Craig’s post-craigslist endeavors continue to exemplify how entrepreneurship and philanthropy go hand-in-hand.
Tens of millions were spent on fighting fake news and providing new tools to restore the trust between legacy media and their audiences. Are we certain it’s either money or technology that is the solution? Confronting the misinformation crisis requires a better understanding of news literacy in today’s platform-driven era and relies on the ability […]