John Borthwick has been a leader and early-stage investor in New York technology for over two decades. He is the founder and CEO of betaworks, a startup platform that builds and invests in companies across the social, data-driven media Internet. Companies built by betaworks include Giphy, Dots, bitly, Tweetdeck, and Chartbeat. Early investments include Tumblr, Kickstarter, Medium, and Gimlet. Borthwick serves on the boards of WNYC, Data & Society, Giphy, Dots, and Blade.
The Borthwick Family & betaworks
Board of Directors of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism CUNY Foundation
The New York Times Company
McKinsey & Company
Amanda Bennett and Donald E. Graham
Gladstone Place Partners
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Richard Ravitch and Kathleen Doyle
Stephen B. Shepard and Lynn Povich
The Wall Street Journal
Amanda Bennett and Don Graham
Errol Louis and Juanita Scarlett
Eileen and Craig Newmark
Stephen Shepard and Lynn Povich
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Executive Director of Development
Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY
The 12th annual Awards for Excellence, honoring journalism and technology innovators, provides scholarships for Newmark J-School students. Proceeds also enable the School to provide stipends to students with unpaid summer internships, unique among graduate journalism programs.
Since it launched 13 years ago, the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY has quickly become one of the best and most diverse graduate schools of journalism in the country. Its mission is to prepare students from a broad range of economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds to produce high quality journalism at a time of rapid technological change.