Craigslist founder Craig Newmark says there’s a forgotten weapon in the online information war — and he’s putting his money where his mouth is
- In this op-ed, Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, writes about why local news is vital to maintaining a healthy democracy.
- He points out that many markets that used to be served by local newspapers have become “news deserts.”
- He outlines how he is putting his money where his mouth is by funding local news initiatives, particularly in New York City, which he thinks can serve as a model across the country.
We are in the middle of an online information war. The stakes for the US? A free press, an informed public, and strong democratic institutions. Fake