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One Nerd’s Take on the Future of Philanthropy

July 27, 2016

You don’t need to make a killing to make a difference. The current models of big philanthropy focus on accumulating massive wealth, followed by the charitable contribution of a very small percentage of that wealth. I’ve practiced a different model, one that’s focused on a commitment to fairness and doing right by others. My philosophy… 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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Why Wikipedia Could Become the People’s Newspaper of Record

June 8, 2016

Folks, Wikipedia is a record of what happened and what is happening in the world, and we need that historical record to make good decisions. To help out, I just donated $1 million to the Wikimedia Endowment, a collective action fund set up this year by the Wikimedia Foundation at the Tides Foundation. The endowment… 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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What a 21st Birthday Means for craigslist

March 1, 2016

Folks, big news: craigslist launched 21 years ago. This means that for more than two decades, we've helped people put food on the table and put a roof over that table. I created craigslist to really develop a community, and help others out. Nowadays, I'm not doing any craigslist management. I haven't been a spokesman… Read more »

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On Dr. Seuss and Why I Should Take Vacations, But Don't

February 24, 2016

What's "life outside of work"? Okay, I'm exaggerating a bit; friends and coworkers know I love TV, read a lotta books, and spend good time with my misses. And that's important. However, my work, as I define it, consumes me. To be very clear, nothing here is altruistic, rather, it's usefully directed dysfunction. I'm a… Read more »

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