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Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark to speak on Drexel’s campus

Philadelphia, PA, November 21, 2008

What: Craigslist founder Craig Newmark will join Drexel students and faculty for a discussion about the history of Craigslist, the site’s business model and its impact on society during a visit to Drexel University Nov. 24. The discussion will be hosted by Paula Marantz Cohen, distinguished professor of English and a high school friend of Newmark’s. Cohen will not only discuss the site but will interview Newmark on his high school experience. Newmark launched Craigslist in 1995 and has been named one of the “Most Influential People in the World Today” by TIME Magazine. Today, Craigslist serves 14.6 million visitors per month from 108 cities in 52 countries. Who: Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist Dr. Paula Marantz Cohen, distinguished professor of English and a high school friend of Mr. Newmark’s When: Monday, Nov. 24, 2008 at 6 p.m. Where: Mitchell Auditorium, Edmund D. Bossone Enterprise Research Center (Market Street between 31st and 32nd Streets) ***To schedule an interview with Newmark, call 215-895-2705 or 267-228-5599 ### News Media Contact: Noah Cohen, News Media Bureau Associate 215-895-2705, 267-228-5599 (cell) or noah.cohen@drexel.edu