- Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 12:05PM - 1:30PM
- SLB Room 120
- Open To The YLS Community Only
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As misinformation challenges our institutions, the public sphere, and democracy, journalism plays a crucial role in holding power accountable. This force for good is increasingly at risk. Local and investigative journalism are especially resource intense and require reliable sources of funding. Only with that backing can journalism speak truth to power. Developing frameworks for ethical funding and fostering trust in journalism has become more important than ever. Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies will discuss Journalism, Ethics, and Trust in a Time of Misinformation with Pilar Velasco, investigative journalist with Cadena SER, author, and ISP fellow.
Craig Newmark is a Web pioneer, philanthropist, and leading advocate. Most commonly known for founding the online classified ads service craigslist, Newmark works to support and connect people and drive broad civic engagement.
In 2016, he founded Craig Newmark Philanthropies to advance people and grassroots organizations that are “getting stuff done” in areas that include trustworthy journalism & the information ecosystem, voter protection, women in technology, and veterans & military families. At its core, all of Newmark’s philanthropic work helps to strengthen American democracy by supporting the values that the country aspires to – fairness, opportunity, and respect.
Newmark serves on the board of directors of a number of organizations, including Blue Star Families, the Center for Public Integrity, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, Girls Who Code, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of American, Poynter Foundation, Sunlight Foundation, VetsinTech, and Women in Public Service Project. He also serves on the Board of Overseers of the Columbia Journalism Review and on the advisory board of nearly twenty other nonprofit organizations, including DonorsChoose.org, EFF, New America Foundation, Voto Latino, Wikimedia Foundation, and Women Who Tech.