Oct. 2, 2018

Craig Newmark — A Trustworthy Press is the Immune System of Democracy

Craig Newmark — A Trustworthy Press is the Immune System of Democracy

<p>You all know my guest and his work very well…whether you know it or not. Without a doubt, you’ve used the service he created many years ago. My guest today is Craig Newmark—the founder and creator of craigslist. Even though he hasn’t been in the daily business of craigslist for over 15 years, that is how he gained his fame and his wealth. What I love about Craig is how he has used his wealth. He is known everywhere as a very generous man. He has given and continue to give away much of his wealth. He does this work through <a href="https://craignewmarkphilanthropies.org/" target="_blank">Craig Newmark Philanthropies</a>—a foundation committed to support the people who fight to protect the values that America was founded on: fairness, opportunity and respect.&nbsp;</p><br><p>He will talk more about this in our conversation but you’ll notice a pattern in his giving—he cares deeply about journalism and freedom of the press. Last year, he gave $1M to ProPublica. This year, he gave $1M to Mother Jones. Also earlier this year, he gave $20M to City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism—which has now been named the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. That’s quite the mouthful.&nbsp;</p><br><p>Follow Craig <a href="https://twitter.com/craignewmark" target="_blank">on Twitter</a> and keep up with all the amazing work he is doing at <a href="https://craignewmarkphilanthropies.org/" target="_blank">Craig Newmark Philanthropies</a>.</p><p>____________________________</p><br><p><strong>PODCAST SPONSOR!</strong></p><br><p>Many thanks to our friends at <a href="https://thegoodwellcompany.com/" target="_blank">Goodwell Co.</a> for sponsoring the podcast for the next few weeks!&nbsp;The mission of Goodwell Co. is to create 100% natural, subscription-based, sustainable products, systems, and technologies that raise environmental awareness and empower people to make choices that help protect and preserve the planet today.</p><br><p><a href="https://thegoodwellcompany.com/" target="_blank">Visit their website</a> and use the code <strong>DAMN</strong> when you check out and you'll get 20% off your one-time purchase OR your subscription purchase! What are you waiting for?!</p><p>____________________________</p><br><p>Follow <em>Let’s Give A Damn</em> on <a href="http://facebook.com/letsgiveadamn" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/letsgiveadamn" target="_blank">Instagram</a>, &amp; <a href="http://twitter.com/letsgiveadamn" target="_blank">Twitter</a> to keep up with all that is going on. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! And if you want to follow our host Nick Laparra—<a href="http://facebook.com/nicklaparra" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/nicklaparra" target="_blank">Instagram,</a> &amp; <a href="http://twitter.com/nicklaparra" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p><br><p>Support <em>Let’s Give A Damn</em> by <a href="https://www.patreon.com/letsgiveadamn" target="_blank">contributing the monthly amount of your choice on Patreon</a>. 100% of the money you contribute will go to making more podcasts. Not a dime goes into our pockets! Or you can <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lets-give-a-damn/id1173884899" target="_blank">leave us a 5-star review</a> on Apple Podcasts! Every little bit helps. Thanks for all your help.</p><br><p>Have an amazing week, friends! Love y’all!</p>

You all know my guest and his work very well…whether you know it or not. Without a doubt, you’ve used the service he created many years ago. My guest today is Craig Newmark—the founder and creator of craigslist. Even though he hasn’t been in the daily business of craigslist for over 15 years, that is how he gained his fame and his wealth. What I love about Craig is how he has used his wealth. He is known everywhere as a very generous man. He has given and continue to give away much of his wealth. He does this work through Craig Newmark Philanthropies—a foundation committed to support the people who fight to protect the values that America was founded on: fairness, opportunity and respect. 


He will talk more about this in our conversation but you’ll notice a pattern in his giving—he cares deeply about journalism and freedom of the press. Last year, he gave $1M to ProPublica. This year, he gave $1M to Mother Jones. Also earlier this year, he gave $20M to City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism—which has now been named the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. That’s quite the mouthful. 


Follow Craig on Twitter and keep up with all the amazing work he is doing at Craig Newmark Philanthropies.

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PODCAST SPONSOR!


Many thanks to our friends at Goodwell Co. for sponsoring the podcast for the next few weeks! The mission of Goodwell Co. is to create 100% natural, subscription-based, sustainable products, systems, and technologies that raise environmental awareness and empower people to make choices that help protect and preserve the planet today.


Visit their website and use the code DAMN when you check out and you'll get 20% off your one-time purchase OR your subscription purchase! What are you waiting for?!

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Follow Let’s Give A Damn on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to keep up with all that is going on. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! And if you want to follow our host Nick Laparra—Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.


Support Let’s Give A Damn by contributing the monthly amount of your choice on Patreon. 100% of the money you contribute will go to making more podcasts. Not a dime goes into our pockets! Or you can leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts! Every little bit helps. Thanks for all your help.


Have an amazing week, friends! Love y’all!

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