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Study: Craigslist Hurt Local Newspapers - Posted August 14, 2013
A new study by two business school professors (one from NYU and one from Harvard) reveals that when Craigslist hit the world wide web, it cut local newspapers out of billions ... [Fishbowl NY]

Study: Craigslist Hurt Local Newspapers - Posted August 14, 2013
A new study by two business school professors (one from NYU and one from Harvard) reveals that when Craigslist hit the world wide web, it cut local newspapers out of billions ... [FishbowlNY]

How to Tactfully Halt Giving Free Advice to Your Friends & Their Friends, Too - Posted March 19, 2013
When we read this piece on Fortune about whether or not you should charge your friends for advice, we nodded in collective agreement. Let's say you're a blogger. Chances are a friend or a friend of a friend has... [MediaJobsDaily]

Silicon Valley Leaders Push Gun Control in Full-Page New York Times Ad - Posted December 19, 2012
A full-page ad for the Demand a Plan initiative pushing gun control that appeared in the New York Times this morning featured signatures from a who's-who list of tech luminaries and others. Demand a Plan stems from Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The campaign is hosting an online petition, which boasts 750,000 signatures.... [SocialTimes.com]

Consumer Reports Roundtable: Who's To Blame For Rising Privacy Problems on Social Networks? - Posted May 4, 2012
NEW YORK: Consumer Reports' Kevin McKean shared a few statistics from the company's annual report on Internet privacy and security at a roundtable discussion held at NYU on Thurs... [SocialTimes.com]

When It Comes to Regulating Social Nets, Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark Says 'Trust Is the New Black' - Posted May 4, 2012
NEW YORK - At NYU on Thursday evening, Consumer Reports raised tough questions about how to regulate the Internet in a round table discussion entitled "Facebook and Your Privacy: What Every Consumer Should Know in the Age of Social Networking." In his keynote spee... [SocialTimes.com]

If You Tweet About Squirrels, Craigslist Founder Will Donate $1 - Posted April 24, 2012
Craigslist founder Craig Newmark wants to hear you tweet about squirrels, and he's willing to pay for it. He's running a fundraising campaign to raise money for the National Wildlife Federation, experimenting with Twitter to see just how powerful 140 characters can be. If you t... [AllTwitter]

Newspapers Only Slightly More Credible Than Cable News in the Public's Eye - Posted February 23, 2012
Craigslist founder Craig Newmark just published the results of a survey he commissioned on public trust of the media. The results are shocking. Not just the fact that only 22 percent of people find newspapers a "very credible" source of information. But that 21 percent of people somehow consider cable and... [FishbowlLA]

Craigslist Founder Wants to Bring Fact Checking Back - Posted November 28, 2011
Throughout the media industry, fact checking departments have been decimated by budget cuts, and it shows. Inaccuracies in news media are becoming increasingly common, and short of the financial windfalls needed to hire back professional fact checkers, there are no easy answers. But Craig Newmark has a few ideas.... [FishbowlLA]

UCLA Grad Hosts Fourth Season of The Valley Girl Show - Posted October 3, 2011
Even though the numbers for Jesse Draper's web interview program The Valley Girl Show are modest, both her audience and guest list encompass a solid chunk of Silicon Vall... [FishbowlLA]

Has The End of Craigslist Finally Arrived? - Posted April 15, 2011
It's been many years and no one has managed to get even close to toppling the empire that Craig Newmark has built with ... [PRNewser]

Craigslist Founder Joins Board of Center for Public Integrity - Posted March 9, 2011
Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist.org, has joined the board of directors of the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative news organization. Newmark launched Craigslist in 1995. The site reaches far and wide -- including the halls o... [FishbowlDC]

Craig Newmark Joins Center for Public Integrity Board - Posted March 9, 2011
Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Craig Newmark Launches Craigconnects.org - Posted March 8, 2011
When you think of Craig Newmark, the thought process usually goes something like this: "He's the founder of Craigslist, right? Hmm... I wonder i... [Fishbowl NY]

Craig Newmark Launches Craigconnects.org - Posted March 8, 2011
When you think of Craig Newmark, the thought process usually goes something like this: "He's the founder of Craigslist, right? Hmm... I wonder i... [FishbowlNY]

Craig Newmark Launches Craigconnects.org - Posted March 8, 2011
When you think of Craig Newmark, the thought process usually goes something like this: "He's the founder of Craigslist, right? Hmm... I wonder i... [FishbowlLA]

Bloomberg Television Dives Deeper Into Tech with Bloomberg Game Changers: Steve Jobs, Upcoming San Francisco-Based Series - Posted October 12, 2010
Bloomberg Television is continuing to boost its coverage of the technology sector, following up Tuesday's announcement of the addition of Cory Johnson... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Bloomberg Challenging CNBC with Primetime Docs - Posted October 7, 2010
Bloomberg TV is venturing into CNBC's territory. The business network is launching a primetime documentary series tonight at 9 PM, "Bloomberg Game Changers." Each edition of the series will profile a leader in technology, finance politics or culture. Some of the subjects for its premiere season: For the premiere episode, the program... [TVNewser]

Real Housewives to Show up to V.I.P. Reception - Posted October 6, 2010
We're told a few of the Real Housewives are going to be at the chocolate lounge Co Co. Sala Thursday night for a V.I.P. reception to amp everyone up for Tuesday's FedTalks 2010 with guest speaker HuffPost Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffingt... [FishbowlDC]

SF Mayor New Media Advisor Follows Comm. Director To Burson Marsteller - Posted April 14, 2010
Brian Purchia has left his post as Deputy Communications Director and Tech Advisor for San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom to join Burson Marsteller's digital arm, Proof Integrated Communications.... [PRNewser]

Meg Whitman and Craig Newmark to Testify in Ebay vs. Craigslist Showdown Suit - Posted December 7, 2009
There's a proprietary online commerce aspect to this story; mammoth Ebay suing ubiquitous Craigslist. We look at it and all we see is the California gubernatorial race. Lefty Craig Newmark vs. righty ... [FishbowlLA]

Couric Picks 7 Most Powerful People in Media - Posted November 12, 2009
•Forbes Magazine asked CBS "Evening News" anchor Katie Couric to put together a list of the seven most powerful figures in media, though her list focuses on new media chiefs. Find out who she picked after the jump. ... [TVNewser]

NPR's Bob Garfield Booked to Keynote PRSA - Posted July 17, 2009
NPR "On the Media" host, AdAge columnist and author Bob Garfield will keynote the annual PRSA conference this fall. Garfield gained some extra notoriety by publicly shaming Comcast... [PRNewser]

Is Craig Newmark the Col. Mustard of Newspapers? - Posted June 4, 2009
After he dropped in to cover mediabistro Circus, Beet.TV's Andy Plesser headed over to yet another media conference happening during this busy Internet Week in New York, the IWantMedia conference. Plesser asked Craig Newmark whether his list helped kill the newspaper as we know it. Newmark calls that kind of talk... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Gawker Media's Denton: Magazine and Newspaper Reporters "Don't Adjust Well to Working Online" - Posted June 4, 2009
Earlier this week we asked the question, "Do Former Journalists Make Good PR Pros?" which generated a healthy debate in the comments section of that post. At least one media company owner believes "traditional media" journalists don't make... [PRNewser]

Denton, Newmark, Fuller, Twitter's Dorsey And WSJ's Murray Talk Media's Future - Posted June 3, 2009
We interrupt coverage of Mediabistro Circus to bring you news of another media panel going on at New York University today as part of New York's Internet Week. I Want Media hosted a panel earlier today featuring former Star magazine editor ... [Fishbowl NY]

Denton, Newmark, Fuller, Twitter's Dorsey And WSJ's Murray Talk Media's Future - Posted June 3, 2009
We interrupt coverage of Mediabistro Circus to bring you news of another media panel going on at New York University today as part of New York's Internet Week. I Want Media hosted a panel earlier today featuring former Star magazine editor ... [FishbowlNY]

FBLA Exclusive: Dr. Stephen Kent on Wikipedia Banning Scientologist Editors - Posted May 29, 2009
Dr. Stephen Kent out of the University of Alberta is the world expert on Scientology: He has published research on Scientology, the Children of God/The Family, fundamentalist Mormon polygamy, and other new and alterna... [FishbowlLA]

Newmark, Sklar, Sullivan Talk Consumer Protection With Consumer Reports and Consumerist - Posted May 20, 2009
Last night's panel (from left to right) Kevin McKean, Craig Newmark, Rachel Sklar, Ben Popken and Bob Sullivan Last night, we hit a panel at 92Y Tribeca hosted by the Consumerist and Consumer Reports that foc... [Fishbowl NY]

Newmark, Sklar, Sullivan Talk Consumer Protection With Consumer Reports and Consumerist - Posted May 20, 2009
Last night's panel (from left to right) Kevin McKean, Craig Newmark, Rachel Sklar, Ben Popken and Bob Sullivan Last night, we hit a panel at 92Y Tribeca hosted by the Consumerist and Consumer Reports that foc... [FishbowlNY]

Craig Newmark to Appear on ABC's Nightline - Posted April 23, 2009
Breaking: With his site at the center of a murder investigation in Massachusetts, soft-spoken Craigslist founder Craig Newmark sits down for an interview with ABC's Nightline. WebNewser has learned Martin Bashir will interview Newmark for Friday night's show. We're told Newmark will respond to questions about criminal ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Hanging with Craig of Craigslist - Posted February 9, 2009
InternetNews.com's David Needle on assignment for WebNewser at the UGCX. In the press room with Craig Newmark who's prepping for his talk here at the User Generated Content Conference & Expo . He's chatting with a few reporte... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Mediabistro's UGCCon Next Month - Sign Up Now - Posted January 28, 2009
Craiglist's Craig Newmark will be there, along with Fred Durham of Cafe Press, Bruce Livingstone and ... [FishbowlLA]

Bloggers Say "Ah" To The Web's Role in A Healthier Life - Posted January 18, 2009
On Thursday, a number of prominent health bloggers from the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and more will gather at Consumer Reports headquarters in Yonkers, NY for a day-long summit to discuss — and blog about — the Web's role in empowering consumers to make critical decisions about their health. Craig Newmark,... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Morning Reading List, 01.16.09 - Posted January 16, 2009
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

PRWeek EIC: Social Media's Influence 'Terrifying, But Ultimately Edifying' - Posted December 10, 2008
PRWeek EIC Keith O'Brien discusses customer service and branding at mediabistro.com's Social Media Panel. Here's something to think about next time a customer service line puts you on hold: Online networking is quickly making happy customers a top priority for media companies. Tuesday night's mediabistro.com panel discussion "The Customer is the Company"... [Fishbowl NY]

PRWeek EIC: Social Media's Influence 'Terrifying, But Ultimately Edifying' - Posted December 10, 2008
PRWeek EIC Keith O'Brien discusses customer service and branding at mediabistro.com's Social Media Panel. Here's something to think about next time a customer service line puts you on hold: Online networking is quickly making happy customers a top priority for media companies. Tuesday night's mediabistro.com panel discussion "The Customer is the Company"... [FishbowlNY]

Can't Get No Customer Satisfaction? Learn How - Posted December 9, 2008
"Newspapers, magazines, and editors ignore crowdsourcing at their own peril," Wired's Jeff Howe told mediabistro.com in a recent ... [Fishbowl NY]

Can't Get No Customer Satisfaction? Learn How - Posted December 9, 2008
"Newspapers, magazines, and editors ignore crowdsourcing at their own peril," Wired's Jeff Howe told mediabistro.com in a recent ... [FishbowlNY]

LAT's Interview with Craig Newmark of Craigslist - Posted November 26, 2008
Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist got interviewed about the future of journalism in the LA Times. Let's not forget that newspapers are struggling in part becau... [FishbowlLA]

Craig Newmark Subscribes to The New York Times for the First Time - Posted November 25, 2008
Craig Newmark of Craigslist is over at that LA Times talking about the only thing any media people are ... [Fishbowl NY]

Craig Newmark Subscribes to The New York Times for the First Time - Posted November 25, 2008
Craig Newmark of Craigslist is over at that LA Times talking about the only thing any media people are ... [FishbowlNY]

Craig Newmark Hearts Fishbowl, Fishbowl Hearts Him Back - Posted September 30, 2008
Craig Newmark tells CNN that when it comes to online reading he "checks out the Fishbowl sites." Hi Craig! We are also big fans — we have Craigslist to thank for our apartment, desk, kitchen table, and DNC accommodations, the list... [Fishbowl NY]

Craig Newmark Hearts Fishbowl, Fishbowl Hearts Him Back - Posted September 30, 2008
Craig Newmark tells CNN that when it comes to online reading he "checks out the Fishbowl sites." Hi Craig! We are also big fans — we have Craigslist to thank for our apartment, desk, kitchen table, and DNC accommodations, the list... [FishbowlNY]

Craig From Craigslist Says He Checks Out 'The Fishbowl Sites' - Posted September 26, 2008
Embedded video from CNN Video No way! Craig Newmark of Craigslist knows we exist?! Or if not 'we' of Fishbowl LA...the other Fishbowl ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 08.19.08 - Posted August 19, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning m... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 08.12.08 - Posted August 12, 2008
Good morning, Washington. Did you survive the GMail outage last night? Thank God we use Yahoo! Moving on: What journo is the father of the adorable baby shown above? Let us know. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the... [FishbowlDC]

Looking for a Journalism Job on Craigslist? Try Working for Craig - Posted May 12, 2008
Our sister site FBNY called our attention to this NYT piece about Craig Newmark, the "Craig" of Craigslist who i... [FishbowlLA]

Craigslist Revenue Up From $55M to $81M in '08 - Posted April 3, 2008
Newspapers, consider your lunch eaten, and your ass kicked by the big bad online bully for dessert: Online classifieds hub Craigslist will enjoy an estimated $81 million in revenue this year, up from an estimated $55 million in 2007, according to a report released this morning by interactive classified advertising consulting... [Fishbowl NY]

Craigslist Revenue Up From $55M to $81M in '08 - Posted April 3, 2008
Newspapers, consider your lunch eaten, and your ass kicked by the big bad online bully for dessert: Online classifieds hub Craigslist will enjoy an estimated $81 million in revenue this year, up from an estimated $55 million in 2007, according to a report released this morning by interactive classified advertising consulting... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 03.03.08 - Posted March 3, 2008
Good morning Washington. One year ago we said goodbye to Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. and AP said hello (again) to Ron Fournier. It's the birthday of Al... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.23.07 - Posted October 23, 2007
Good morning Washington. You are rooting for the Red Sox over the Rockies in the World Series. Go Sox! The Onion News Network reports, "For a maj... [FishbowlDC]

Speaking of: How to Start a Media Company - Posted October 10, 2007
At parties and events, some entrepreneurial journalists (is that an oxymoron or what?) have started to ask "How do you start a media company?" and I've even considered writing a book on the subject. But, in the meantime, if you want my thoughts (and the insights of Arianna Huffington, Craig Newmark... [Fishbowl NY]

Speaking of: How to Start a Media Company - Posted October 10, 2007
At parties and events, some entrepreneurial journalists (is that an oxymoron or what?) have started to ask "How do you start a media company?" and I've even considered writing a book on the subject. But, in the meantime, if you want my thoughts (and the insights of Arianna Huffington, Craig Newmark... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 10.05.07 - Posted October 5, 2007
Good morning Washington. We can't say we are shocked by the results of yesterday's poll. You would rather fight like Mike Tyson than talk like him. An ABC release announced, "In the largest expansion of ABC News' foreign bureaus in two decad... [FishbowlDC]

Another Award for Luke Hayman; Another Reason for You to Hate Him - Posted September 13, 2007
We have to tell you we're getting pretty sick of Luke Hayman's annoying ability to garner awards from all corners of the earth. Not to mention his dashing good looks. But in the spirit of supporting the design community, we feel compelled to pass alo... [UnBeige]

Morning Reading List, 08.27.07 - Posted August 27, 2007
Good morning Washington. Redskins? You're not really into it. An ABC release announced, "ABC News Digital increased unique visitors 19% to 9.9 million in July 2007 versus the same time last year, and ranked in ninth place in the Top 20 of general news... [FishbowlDC]

Robbed At The Mirror Awards - Posted June 14, 2007
Andersen, Auletta, Kurtz also shut out The first annual Mirror Awards were presented at a Meredith Vieira-hosted luncheon today at the W hotel in Midtown, and our mediabistro.com mothership — a finalist in the media information services category — lost to ... [Fishbowl NY]

Robbed At The Mirror Awards - Posted June 14, 2007
Andersen, Auletta, Kurtz also shut out The first annual Mirror Awards were presented at a Meredith Vieira-hosted luncheon today at the W hotel in Midtown, and our mediabistro.com mothership — a finalist in the media information services category — lost to ... [FishbowlNY]

Inside The Time 100 Party - Posted May 9, 2007
America Ferrera and John Mayer It's arguably the most exclusive magazine party of the year. (Graydon Carter's Vanity's Fair Oscar party perhaps being the other.) John Edwards mingled with John Mayer. Sir Richard Branson (just back f... [Fishbowl NY]

Inside The Time 100 Party - Posted May 9, 2007
America Ferrera and John Mayer It's arguably the most exclusive magazine party of the year. (Graydon Carter's Vanity's Fair Oscar party perhaps being the other.) John Edwards mingled with John Mayer. Sir Richard Branson (just back f... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 05.09.07 - Posted May 9, 2007
Good morning Washington. An ABC release announced "World News with Charles Gibson" was "the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers, Households and Adults 25-54 for the week of April 30." Averaging 8.10 million Total Viewers, "World News" won every night last week in both categories, outperforming NBC's "Nightly News" by 610,000 Total... [FishbowlDC]

Craig's List Founder Undergoes Surgery. FBLA Takes Out An Ad. - Posted April 18, 2007
At the mediabistro.com big-ol' blogger party this weekend, Craig's List founder Craig Newmark told us he was scheduled to undergo a quick outpatient surgery to remove his gallbladder today. While docs have him open and under, they're also planning to remove a bit of his liver which they'll use in a genetics... [FishbowlLA]

Print's Party Was Packed, But Ours Had Craig Newmark - Posted April 16, 2007
Although we were nearly deterred by the swamplike streets of Little Italy (don't tell us to get over it, we're from Los Angeles), many braved the overflowing gutters to check out Print's New Visual Artists last Thursday night in ... [UnBeige]

Yes, the New Yorker's Having an Innovation Conference, and Yes, the Irony Is Killing Us - Posted February 27, 2007
Eustace Tilly might as well be getting LASIK. With a lineup that's plucked from the design and techn... [UnBeige]

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