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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, the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund just donated $1 million to the Wikimedia Endowment, a collective action fund set up this year by the Wikimedia Foundation at the Tides… 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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Wikipedia and the Year of Science

January 14, 2016

Folks, good news: 2016 is the Wikipedia Year of Science. While every year should be the year of science (says the old school nerd), this is a specific initiative to improve Wikipedia’s potential for communicating science to the public. Wikipedia's doing this by connecting higher ed classrooms to the publishing power of Wikipedia. And there's… Read more »

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