Press Releases

Poll shows Americans deeply concerned about online privacy, mistrust social media

Mistrust rises with age; concern over tracking cookies, data being sold WASHINGTON (July 31, 2014) – Almost three-quarters of Americans worry about the quantity of personal information available online and more than half feel they cannot trust social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to keep their contact information, buying habits and political beliefs confidential, according… Read more »

New Poll Details Widespread Harassment Online, Especially on Facebook

Women Affected More than Men; Sexual Harassment Is Most Common WASHINGTON (June 4, 2014) – Almost 50% of Americans under the age of 35 have been bullied, harassed or threatened online, or know somebody who has, according to a new poll published today exposing the ugly underbelly of social media. Women are targeted more often… Read more »

Craig Newmark and CrowdRise Launch Crowdfunding Challenge to Support America’s Heroes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2014 Challenge open to any nonprofit benefiting veterans, military personnel, police, fire fighters and their families SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Craig Newmark’s craigconnects and CrowdRise today launched the second annual Veterans Charity Challenge, expanded to benefit police and fire fighter nonprofits, in addition to veterans and military charities. This year’s… Read more »

craigslist founder Craig Newmark releases infographic on the latest trends and best practices of crowdfunding by nonprofit organizations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Crowdfunding raised more than five billion dollars worldwide in 2013, and peer-to-peer nonprofit fundraising is seeing explosive growth. Those are only two of the findings included in a new infographic published by craigslist founder Craig Newmark on his craigconnects.org website today. Other information details various… Read more »

craigslist founder Craig Newmark launches “craigconnects Veterans Challenge” on CrowdRise to raise funds for veterans, military family groups

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2013  $50,000 in Donation Prizes to Be Awarded SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – In honor of Memorial Day, craigslist founder Craig Newmark has launched the “craigconnects Veterans Challenge” to raise funds for nonprofit organizations benefiting veterans and their military families. The Challenge will run from May 23 at 12pm EDT through… Read more »

New Election Protection Online Resource to Identify and Track Voter Suppression

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2, 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Election Protection, the New Organizing Institute Education Fund (NOIEF), Ushahidi and Craig Newmark’s craigconnects initiative are launching a greatly expanded Our Vote Live (OVL) database – https://ourvotelive.org. It merges the Election Protection hotlines (1-866-OUR-VOTE and 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA), and its legal and grassroots field program, with a… Read more »

Poynter, Newmark Ethics Forum Seeks Greater News Trustworthiness, Produces Optimism

Oct. 24, 2012 PETERSBURG, Fla. — Journalists and other media thought leaders gathered at the Paley Center for Media in Manhattan this week to collaborate on a new set of ethical guidelines. The forum – presented by The Poynter Institute, in partnership with Craig Newmark’s Web-based initiative, craigconnnects, and the Paley Center – featured a… Read more »

Craig Newmark’s craigconnects and the Electronic Frontier Foundation release infographic detailing law that protects free speech on the Internet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2012 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Craig Newmark and the Electronic Frontier Foundation today jointly released an infographic which details the benefits of a federal law which is a mainstay in protecting free speech on the Internet. “CDA 230: the Most Important Law Protecting Internet Speech” is a fact-filled look at… Read more »

Poynter Digital Ethics Symposium to Be Held Oct. 23 in NYC; First Authors Commit to Day Funded by Craig Newmark

August 13, 2012 PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Poynter Institute and craigconnnects, the Web-based initiative created by Craig Newmark, have teamed up with the Paley Center for Media to host the Poynter Digital Journalism Ethics Symposium. To be held Tuesday, October 23, at the Paley Center in New York City, the daylong symposium will give a… Read more »

craigconnects: Infographic on restrictive voting laws released by craigslist founder Craig Newmark

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2012 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – craigslist founder Craig Newmark has issued an infographic that illustrates the impact of voting restriction laws on U.S. citizens. The infographic was published today on Newmark’s craigconnects website. It explores the extensive actions taken by states to limit the opportunities for Americans to vote in… Read more »