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About Craig Newmark Philanthropies
Craig Newmark is a Web pioneer and philanthropist, best known for creating the online classified ads service craigslist. Craig’s full-time philanthropic work focuses on organizations on the frontlines of protecting America’s security and democracy. He has given more than $300 million in support of veterans and military families, trustworthy journalism and civic engagement campaigns, cyber security education programs, hunger relief, and pigeon rescue. Craig was influenced by his Sunday School teachers who escaped the Holocaust, set his moral compass, and taught him to treat people like you want to be treated – and how to know when enough is enough. He stepped away from the day-to-running of craigslist almost two decades ago, but he still occasionally volunteers as a customer service representative.

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Craig Newmark Foundation to Support TruthBuzz, ICFJ’s Global Fact-Checking Challenge

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22nd Anniversary of craigslist

After 22 years of craigslist, 3 observations: You know most of what I'd say, so I'll focus on three things, just to get to the point. (I'm overly committed to brevity. ) - Listen to regular people in the community, then to the extent possible, get out of the way.
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Questions and answers with Indira Lakshmanan, Poynter's Craig Newmark Foundation Chair for Journalism Ethics

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Why Putting An End To Fake News Is Good for Democracy

A trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy - something I've been saying for years. As citizens we can only make informed decisions when we have news we can trust. Independent investigative reporting is essential to shooting down false claims and exposing bad actors.
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The Craig Newmark Foundation Challenges ‘Fake News’ and Promotes Trustworthy Journalism with $1 million Grant to Independent, Investigative News Powerhouse ProPublica

Grant from Craig Newmark Foundation to ProPublica is latest in ongoing effort to support nonprofit, fact-based journalismSAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Craig Newmark Foundation, founded by craigslist founder Craig Newmark, today announced a $1 million grant to ProPublica, an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.
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Half a Life in Customer Service

I recently turned sixty four, well into my Sunset Years. At IBM I spent eleven years in customer service as a Systems Engineer, ten years of that helping General Motors.
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Didimo Wins $50K in Women Startup Challenge

Hey, the Women Startup Challenge VR and AI took place at Google in NYC last night, and some game-changing startup founders took the stage. 10 finalists pitched their ventures to a panel of big deal investors.
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Big News: Women Startup Challenge Launches European Pitch Competition

Did you know that funding disparities for women-led tech startups is a global issue? Only 10% of all global investor money goes to women-led startups, yet women-led companies yield a 35% higher return than those led by men.
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Wikimedia Launches New Program To Fight Online Harassment

Did you know that 40% of internet users, and as many as 70% of younger users have personally experienced harassment online? And more than half of people who reported experiencing harassment also reported decreasing their participation in the Wikimedia community.
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Wikimedia Foundation receives $500,000 from the Craig Newmark Foundation and craigslist Charitable Fund to support a healthy and