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2012-10-25 11:23:04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 series of speakers, many of whom will contribute to Poynter's new book on journalism ethics in the digital age. Funding...

2012-10-15 07:26:55

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Poynter Institute--in partnership with craigconnnects, the Web-based initiative created by Craig Newmark, and the Paley Center for Media--has announced the program schedule for the Journalism Ethics Forum it will host on October 23 at the Paley Center in Manhattan. The daylong event will bring together thought leaders from journalism and the digital era to create a new set of ethical guidelines. The symposium is funded through...

2012-08-23 06:28:17

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Craig Newmark and the Electronic Frontier Foundation today jointly released an infographic that details the benefits of a federal law that 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 the law that prevents websites, blogs and forums from being targeted as a means to silence free speech. It protects web services and social networks from being sued...

2012-08-13 10:23:24

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 select group of authors the opportunity to test the ideas they are contributing to Poynter's new book on journalism...

2012-05-22 10:23:09

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The one-year-old initiative launched by craigslist founder Craig Newmark, craigconnects, is teaming up with The Poynter Institute to host an ethics symposium in New York City in the Fall of 2012. The symposium will lead to creation of a new set of guiding principles for journalists and other content creators concerned with democratic standards of truth in the digital age. (Logo:...

2012-03-29 06:23:47

SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 general elections. "What I learned in high school civics class is that an attack on voting rights is virtually the same as an attack on the...

2012-02-23 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the nation gears up for a general election in November, and news outlets increasingly cover campaign stops and primary results, craigslist and craigconnects founder Craig Newmark has released the results of a survey of likely voters detailing their attitudes about what they look for in a news outlet, the trustworthiness of news outlets, and the effect of social media on news quality. Conducted as part of his craigconnects initiative...

2011-12-07 12:12:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and the philanthropic venture craigconnects, is celebrating his 59th birthday by asking for a unique kind of gift - a tweet on Twitter about what someone considers the perfect gift this holiday season. Each time someone responds and tweets using the hashtag #perfectgift, Newmark will make a $1 contribution to the American Red Cross, up to a maximum of $10,000, for the purchase of military comfort kits. "For...

2011-11-08 11:56:00

Local apparel outfitter, Chrome, teams up with Planet Sox, Craig Newmark, and the VA to invite veterans to "walk a mile in their shoes and socks" SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Veterans Day, Friday, November 11th from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., veterans who eat at St. Anthony's Dining Room will receive a gift bag complete with shoes, socks, t-shirts, and toiletries. Chrome, Planet Sox, and Craig Newmark from Craigslist Foundation have teamed up with St....

2011-10-13 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and craigconnects, today released an infographic detailing the use of social media by leading nonprofit organizations. The infographic is available for viewing on Newmark's Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/r7pm9H "How the Top 50 Nonprofits Do Social Media" is a fact-filled, comprehensive look at which leading nonprofit organizations are most proactively and effectively using social media channels of...