Looking for a Journalism Job on Craigslist? Try Working for Craig


By Greg Comment


Our sister site FBNY called our attention to this NYT piece about Craig Newmark, the “Craig” of Craigslist who is dismissing the accusation that he single-handedly destroyed newspapers but is — funny enough — financing investigative journalism.

In the face of this expansion, Mr. Newmark is becoming more of a public figure, capitalizing on his success to promote causes that include supporting the Barack Obama campaign and financing investigative journalism — not, he insists, to compensate for any damage Craigslist has done to the newspaper business, which he calls “an urban myth.”

Newmark has donated up to $20,000 to various journo organizations including factcheck.org, sunlightfoundation.com and publicintegrity.org. In case you’re looking. And let’s face it, you are.