Tag: craig newmark

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. Washington Post, New York Times and Mozilla team up for new Web site comment system (Paul Farhi / Washington Post) 2. Online publishers still aren’t usually liable for user-generated content (Tracie Powell / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Why Craig Newmark is joining Poynter (Craig Newmark / craigconnects) 4. Americans’ confidence in news media remains [...] more »

by Josh Stearns

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing one commenter called it a “watershed moment for social media” – but not in a good way. “Legions of Web sleuths cast suspicion on at least four innocent people, spread innumerable bad tips and heightened the sense of panic and paranoia,” wrote Ken Bensinger and Andrea Chang [...] more »

by Craig Newmark

OK, I really just want news I can trust. Couple years ago, I blurted out that “the press should be the immune system of democracy.” Personally, I really don’t like being lied to, but my deal here is that our social contract with the news business is that they hold the powerful to account. In return, we buy [...] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and Craigslist founder Craig Newmark want more people to know how important Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA 230) is in protecting free speech on the Internet. To that end, the EFF and Newmark’s craigconnects initiative released this infographic to highlight the importance of the federal law. Newmark said [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Craig Newmark Welcome to the 50th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. The joy of the Facebook IPO was quickly replaced with disdain as the stock nosedived and lawsuits ensued. We run down the headlines, including the New Orleans Times-Picayune and Oregon Daily Emerald killing daily print editions [...] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

This is the first in an occasional series in which I’ll round up interesting examples of collaboration from around the web. Think of me as your friendly neighborhood Collaboration Curator. This week: a 40-plus year collaboration between IBM and design giants Charles and Ray Eames culminates in an iPad app; Craig Newmark says getting non-profits [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Click here to read the entire series I will be joined by an all-star lineup of new media experts, comedians, and social media gurus to look at how online coverage of Election Day is going — with pointers to the most innovative mashups, maps, video blogs and more. The plan is to chat today from [...] more »