Craigslist founder Craig Newmark just donated $10 million to Columbia Journalism School. This gift comes less than 12 months after a $20 million gift from Newmark to CUNY. That gift resulted in the renamed Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York.
The $10 million gift to Columbia Journalism School is launching the Craig Newmark Center for Journalism Ethics and Security. It is also endowing a Craig Newmark Professorship of Journalism.
You don’t need us to tell you that these are difficult times for journalists. A large portion of the population openly distrusts the mainstream media and there have been thousands of layoffs already in 2019. unsuccessful attempts to find sustainable business models in the Internet era have undoubtedly contributed to those troubles. However, we believe impartial and reliable reporting still has a place in journalism. And the J-schools can help teach those timeless skills.