Don’t Blame Craigslist for the Decline of Newspapers

The journalistic world’s sniping at Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, recommenced yesterday after he announced on Twitter his $1 million donation to a Poynter Institute fund for ethics in journalism. Although the response to Newmark’s tweet was overwhelmingly positive, some chastised him by reprising the notion that journalism is in trouble precisely because Newmark’s Craigslist had pirated away its classified business and gutted its business model.

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