Craigslist Founder Backs Group Fighting Fake News

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark’s donation to First Draft was announced Thursday. The group said it is making free training available to newsrooms and will conduct 14 “simulations” of news events to show how reporters can recognize and stop the flow of bad information.

Craig Newmark Gives $6M To Consumer Reports

He is funding a new initiative to monitor digital products and platforms by the nonprofit organization that warned you about cigarettes in the ’50s.

Craigslist Founder Donates $15M For News Ethics

The announcement on Wednesday establishes Craig Newmark in the forefront of philanthropists focused on journalism, a cause he’s supported with some $85 million in the past few years. Some in the industry see irony in that, since the online classified advertising site that made him rich took away a lucrative revenue source for many newspapers.

Craig Newmark Is Working To Save Journalism

The tech mogul, whose Craigslist site helped replace newspaper classifieds, has given $50 million to revitalize local reporting in New York — including a new gift on Wednesday.

News Site To Investigate Big Tech

Tech Cos. Launch $14M ‘News Integrity’ Fund

The nonprofit, called the News Integrity Initiative, will be based at the City University of New York. It will run as an independent project of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Contributors to the fund include Facebook, Mozilla, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark and the Ford Foundation. 

Craigslist Founder Gives $1M To ProPublica

Craig Newmark, the entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded Craigslist, announced on Wednesday a $1 million gift to ProPublica. The gift will “allow ProPublica to deploy resources and address opportunities, including adding staff, where they are most needed over a wide range of issues in the public interest,” according to an announcement from the investigative nonprofit.


Craig Newmark: Journalism’s New $6M Man

The Craigslist founder has given to Wikipedia and Poynter, with more to come: “I do think a trustworthy press is mission critical for any democracy,” he says. Nieman Lab’s Ken Doctor talks to him about his passion for philanthropy, its roots in Anton Schulski’s high school history class in Morristown, N.J., Conan the Barbarian, and spending like a drunken sailor.