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Craig Newmark Philanthropies: Guidelines for the Ethical Supporting of News Organizations

In 2016, the American Press Institute published guidelines for funding nonprofit journalism. The gist, from my perspective, is to balance transparency with the intent to do good while doing no harm. It also advises to avoid making restricted grants for specific purposes, unless there's a compelling reason for doing otherwise.
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Craig Newmark Philanthropies Invests $15M to Strengthen Journalism Ethics for the Digital Age

Columbia Journalism School receives $10M to launch the Craig Newmark Center for Journalism Ethics and Security and the Craig Newmark Professorship of Journalism

Poynter Institute receives $5M to establish the Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership, led by Kelly McBride

New York, NY – February 6, 2019 – Today, Craig Newmark Philanthropies announces a total of...
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Aspen Tech Policy Hub Launches Inaugural Fellowship Program

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1 big thing: Big Tech throws money at local news problem

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Putting Trust in Philanthropy

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area and Craig Newmark Philanthropies Help Create Career PathsNew Blog Post

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"We Really Should Do Something." How a Tech Giver Emerged as a Top Champion of Veterans

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Craig Newmark’s New Hit List

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Report for America and partners announce panel on trust and media at South by Southwest

Boston, Mass. November 27, 2018 — At a pivotal time for local journalism in the public interest, Report for America and its partners at Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Civil Foundation and Mississippi Today are proud to announce a panel at South by Southwest (SXSW) in March, titled "The Battle of Disinformation vs. Local News.
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Craig Newmark Philanthropies gives $200k to American Press Institute to support research and convening on journalism ethics

Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the organization of craigslist founder Craig Newmark, has donated $200,000 to the American Press Institute to expand its efforts of promoting ethical reporting and helping journalists produce trustworthy work.