Craig Newmark

Founder, Craigslist and the Craig Newmark Foundation

Craig is the founder of craigslist, a philanthropist, and a leading advocate on behalf of trustworthy journalism, veterans and military families, voting rights, women in tech, as well as other civic and social justice causes. He is a founding funder and executive committee member of the News Integrity Initiative administered by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. In 2016 he created the Craig Newmark Foundation which funded the Craig Newmark Chair in Journalism Ethics at the Poynter Institute. Craig serves on the board of directors of the Center for Public Integrity, Columbia Journalism Review, Poynter Foundation, Sunlight Foundation, Blue Star Families, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, VetsInTech, Girls Who Code, Women in Public Service Project, and Consumers Union/Consumer Reports. He also serves on the advisory boards of nearly twenty other renowned nonprofit organizations. Born in Morristown, New Jersey, he now lives in San Francisco.