Craigslist founder will collaborate with CIR

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark will be a frequent visitor to the Center for Investigative Reporting in the months ahead, with the goal of learning more about how investigative reporters do their work and how CIR is creating its multimedia storytelling.

Craig, who concedes a deep interest in but not a great deal of knowledge about the challenges of investigative reporting, will be observing and sharing his insights with CIR’s engagement and marketing team. We think he can help us with honing our skills on distributing CIR’s online work to targeted groups and help expand online communities.

“I’m a news consumer,” said Newmark, who is a donor to CIR. “I just want news I can trust.”

Newmark continues to work with other journalism organizations, like the Poynter Institute, to support and advance better practices in the profession. He is also a board member of The Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C.

Having Craig around from time to time is going to be interesting for all of us. He has a deep curiosity about information and the way it’s gathered and distributed, and also has expertise in the creation of community, customer service and audience engagement.  

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