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5 Things You Can Do Now That the Election is Over

December 23, 2016

I know it’s been a long election year. Many of you have been actively involved in promoting your candidate and many folks, like myself, have been wrapped up in all the news around the election. On November 8th, a presidential candidate was elected and, just like that, the election was over. Now many of you… Read more »

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Journalism Ethics and the Simple-Minded Nerd

August 12, 2016

I’m a news consumer, and just want news I can trust. I’m supporting trustworthy journalism via efforts like TheTrustProject.org and Wikipedia, but I’ve been fairly ignorant regarding related ethics, so … Poynter Institute has great online courses regarding journalism ethics, and, I’ve just gotten through the three most related ones, starting with the basics. I’ve learned… Read more »

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Funding nonprofit journalism? Be Transparent and Do No Harm

July 11, 2016

The American Press Institute, who support a vibrant and democratic free press, recently released some really good work on the ethics of funding of nonprofit journalism, with specific recommendations to come. I've gotten a glimpse of those recommendations, which have been helpful in advancing my own thinking on a topic that’s a really big deal… Read more »

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3 Suggestions From a News Consumer To Improve Today's News

April 8, 2016

I’ve been quietly chatting with editors, publishers, and journalists for over a decade, hearing the same concerns (and not generally not for attribution). Me, I’m only a news consumer, I just want news I can trust. (posted with permission of Scott Adams of Dilbert fame) I was really glad to hear from Erica Berger, writer… Read more »

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5 Social Causes I've Taken on Since Leaving craigslist Management in 2000

October 7, 2015

Folks, I have had no part in craigslist management since 2000, and instead focus my time on philanthropy, and helping out others who are doing good work. I'm frequently asked about the causes I support, so I figured it be helpful to highlight some for you. The thing is, I'd like to really make a… Read more »

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Why the Most Ethical and Trustworthy Journalism Was by Fictional Newsman Jon Stewart

August 6, 2015

Tonight's Jon Stewart's last night on the Daily Show. It's gotten me thinking about how he's so much more than an entertainer, and what he's done as the most trusted newsman in America… There are plenty of good factchecking efforts in progress. However, I figure that we need to address what Jon Stewart calls the… Read more »

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