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Everyone, thanks!

November 21, 2014

Okay, I've gotten a big surge of support in the last few days, like fan mail and social media stuff. That means a lot to me. It all relates to two different but related areas: 1. Standing up to find trustworthy news. Like I say, a trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy. The Trust Project… Read more »

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Does Journalism Need New Ethics?

April 4, 2014

Folks, here's an excerpt of a blog post I wrote for Poynter. Please click here to read the whole story. When I saw a story recently in the New Republic asserting that Silicon Valley has become one of “the most ageist places in America,” I was taken aback. As far as I can tell, there is discrimination… Read more »

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GI Bill complaint system helps protect vets and families

February 3, 2014

A team of gov't orgs, including Veterans Affairs, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Defense, and Education are working together to help vets and military families regarding the GI Bill and other programs. There's been SOME REPORTS OF abuse by some education orgs regarding this, so they've built "a new online student complaint system where service… Read more »

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Supporting some nonprofits, and some not, here's the deal

October 11, 2013

For well over ten years, a whole bunch of nonprofit orgs (NPOs) have asked me for assistance, and I think I've gone way above and beyond to help as much as I could. The vehicle for all that is now craigconnects.org, where I support some causes for the short term, while learning how to do… Read more »

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Finding accurate reporting about gov't shutdown

October 8, 2013

(this relates to efforts to find news I can trust) These days, I rely heavily on media ethics professionals like the folks at Poynter Institute: "Don’t call it an impasse, stalemate, or standoff." The deal is that the accurate reporting on the standoff is hard to find, but it reflects importantly on the "how do I find… Read more »

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Trustworthy journalism in a fact-checking-free world

July 25, 2013

Getting real about trustworthy journalism Okay, I really just want news I can trust. Couple years ago, I blurted out that "the press should be the immune system of democracy." Personally, I really don't like being lied to, but my deal here is that our social contract with the news business is that they hold the powerful… Read more »

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