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Craigslist Founder Donates Millions to Support Media Integrity
Craig Newmark recently donated $15 million to found initiatives aimed at improving ethics in journalism. This prompted claims of hypocrisy from many who see Craigslist as the demise of newspapers. Newmark has previously given over $40 million to schools and other ventures to champion journalistic integrity and this latest round of donations includes $5 million to the Poynter Institute and $15 million to launch the Craig Newmark Center for Journalism Ethics and Security at the Columbia School of Journalism. Of course, the issue with declining newspaper subscriptions is complex. Is it ironic for Newmark to focus on integrity and ethics in journalism? Click here to read the full article. See ME10, Case 32.