Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and, more recently, craigconnects, was added to the board of directors at The Center for Public Integrity.

Executive director William E. Buzenberg said:

Craig Newmark is an iconic visionary who saw the community-empowerment potential of the Internet early on. It’s a great honor to have him on our board, where he can help the Center for Public Integrity in its own community-building efforts linked to in-depth investigative reporting and truth-telling.

Newmark added:

The center does high-quality investigative reporting, vital to the future of a free country. Citizens need to stand up and be part of that.