Craig Newmark explains, through stories, why he funds journalism

Craig Newmark explains, through stories, why he funds journalism

When Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post in 2013, his new employees were curious as to his views about the value of journalism, particularly the work they do. Bezos chose to speak in the language of stories, something the journalists understood. When he said he loved the obituary of a bouncer from Washington’s 9:30 Club, the journalists saw that as appreciating strong writing, feature work, personalities — and perhaps a respect for aspects of local news.

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