Craig Newmark Philanthropies Supports Journalism on how Global Crises affect the United States with funding for Coda Media

January 13, 2022 — Coda Media announces a $50,000 gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to expand its coverage of topics of global importance including disinformation campaigns, technologies that erode trust and facilitate surveillance, and rising tide of anti-science sentiment. This generous donation will be used to support a senior reporter based in the United States, also funded by the Reva & David Logan Foundation, and to nurture impactful journalism across national borders. 

With the renewal of crucial support from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Coda is able  to examine how these trends are shaping public discourse and impacting communities in the U.S. and how decisions made from Washington, D.C. to Silicon Valley affect the rest of the world. 

“Coda’s focus is on the storylines that most define our current era — disinformation campaigns, the undermining of expertise and shared historical understanding, the rise of anti-science movements and the emergence of mass tools of surveillance,” said Ilan Greenberg, Publisher and Editorial Director of Coda. “Craig Newmark’s sustained support comes at a time of mounting concerns over the issues Coda covers. I am deeply grateful to Craig Newmark Philanthropies for enhancing our capacity to report on these topics for our large U.S. readership as well as our international audience.”

Through this grant, Coda’s U.S. stories will marry revelatory reporting with vivid narrative writing and locate important stories lurking within Coda’s coverage topics. 

Today, more than ever, the world needs journalism that disrupts the noise of the 24-hour news cycle, does not abandon stories and puts them in context. Thanks to this gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Coda Story will be able to continue this work.

About Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Craig Newmark Philanthropies was created by craigslist founder Craig Newmark to support and connect people and drive broad civic engagement. It works to advance people and grassroots organizations that are getting stuff done in areas that include trustworthy journalism, voter protection, gender diversity in technology, and veterans and military families. For more information, please visit Craig Newmark Philanthropies.

About Coda Media

Coda Media is a global media organization dedicated to informing a broad readership by providing continuity and context on the trends shaping our world, from disinformation to authoritarian tech to the war on science. Coda was founded in 2016. It publishes on its website and in collaboration with a global network of editorial partners. Staff journalists include editors and writers, animators, videographers, and technologists. Coda is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.