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craigconnects Celebrates a 2nd Anniversary

March 8, 2013

Hey there, folks – It's craigconnects' 2nd anniversary already, and we've worked with some real good people in the last year to get stuff done. This year I'm also focusing a lot on vets and military families, and I've teamed up with Crowdrise to do a big campaign to raise money for these organizations, which… Read more »

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Internet Freedom Day: Giving a voice to the voiceless

January 18, 2013

Hey folks – today is Internet Freedom Day and that's a really big deal. A year ago, many good people on the Internet came together to stop SOPA. Internet Freedom Day reminds us that we all need to work together to preserve what we have and to help everyone realize their own individual voice. It's… Read more »

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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 »

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How about news we can trust?

November 29, 2012

Here's the deal, folks – recently, the Poynter Institute held a conference regarding the restoration of journalistic ethics. They're a real big deal in professional journalism, so I helped 'em, modestly, some funding, significant social media stuff. Me, I just want news I can trust. Sure, I'm not in the news industry, and have no… Read more »

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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 »

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Fact-checkers are mad as hell and they're not taking it anymore…

September 10, 2012

Fact-checking and Paul Ryan, BFFs by accident? News media taking fact checking seriously? Okay, there's been a slow build to a possible rebirth of fact-checking in the news. That had been kept alive quietly by a few news outlets, mostly notably The Daily Show and the Colbert Report and media commentators including Jeff Jarvis, Arianna… Read more »

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