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Trustworthy Journalism in a Fact-checking-free World

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.24.2013 | Media
Craig Newmark

Our social contract with the news business is that they hold the powerful to account. In return, we buy the products of news outlets, and give news professionals certain protections, like the U.S. First Amendment and shield laws.

How We Unplug

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Sometimes, we just need to unplug. No firing off text messages. No updating Facebook profiles. No browsing Craigslist or Yelp or whatever-hot-new-site is trending on Twitter.

(Not) Newmark's Law -- the "Culture of Participation" and "Consent of the Governed"

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Newmark

Anyone who runs anything, that is, any governing entity, should normally operate in the "culture of participation" mode.