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A Trustworthy Press is the Immune System of Democracy

November 19, 2014

I’m a news consumer. I’m not trying to tell anybody how to do their job, or how to fix the news. I’m not in the business, and will respect professional boundaries. I just want news I can trust. I also want to help reward good, honest journalism. Since I’m not an expert, I have to… Read more »


5 Reasons We Need Social Change

August 14, 2014

Folks, I started this craigconnects thing because I really want to use tech to give a real voice to the voiceless, and real power to the powerless. Ever since starting craigconnects, I've created a list of issues areas that I'm really focusing on. It's important that we work together, as a community, and collaborate to create real… Read more »


6 reasons to make a difference

March 17, 2014

Folks, I believe that it's important to help people out when you're able to, and that means making a difference. It doesn't have to be big stuff to really create change. A lot of the work I do on craigconnects involves quiet, back-channel communications, which I might never go public with. Mostly you hear from me… Read more »


Craig Newmark's big issues for craigconnects in 2013

December 3, 2012

Hey there folks, I'm figuring out what's my deal, what do I spend time doing, and what'll be my main focus for 2013. This seems to be the shortest version which makes any sense to anyone else. A lot of this involves quiet, back-channel communications, which I might never go public with. Sure, sometimes I… Read more »


Restoring trustworthiness to news

October 23, 2012

Hey there, folks, I'm speaking at the Poynter Journalism Ethics Symposium today. I'm giving my speech right about now, and this is what I'll be saying and talking about: I'm speaking only as a news consumer, I just want news I can trust. The press should be the immune system of democracy, and needs to… Read more »


craigconnects just had a birthday

March 16, 2012 recently celebrated our first birthday, folks. It seems surreal that it's already been a year! We've worked with so many good orgs and have seen some great stuff happen since March 2011. A little of what's been going on with craigconnects, and by extension, with me: • craigconnects launched a three-day grant challenge to… Read more »