Dan Gillmor

Founder and Director, Center for Citizen Media

Dan Gillmor is founder and director of the Center for Citizen Media, a project to enhance and expand grassroots media and its reach. The center is an affiliate of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University Law School and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dan is author of We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People (O'Reilly Media, 2004), a book that explains the rise of citizensí media and why it matters.

From 1994 until early 2005, Dan was a columnist at the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valleyís daily newspaper, and wrote a weblog for SiliconValley.com. He joined the Mercury News after six years with the Detroit Free Press. Before that, he was with the Kansas City Times and several newspapers in Vermont. During 2005 he worked on media projects at Grassroots Media Inc.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Vermont, Dan received a Herbert Davenport fellowship in 1982 for economics and business reporting at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. During the 1986-87 academic year he was a Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he studied history, political theory, and economics. He has won or shared in several regional and national journalism awards. Before becoming a journalist, he played music professionally for seven years.

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Dan Gillmor sums up an experiment in citizen journalism
Posted on 24 Jan 2006 at 1:24pm

Announcing Six New Grants
Posted on 7 Sep 2006 at 4:12am

BBC signs up Dan Gillmor for citizen media column
Posted on 12 Mar 2006 at 4:00pm

Backfence picks up Gillmor's blog, and expands into SF Bay Area
Posted on 16 Apr 2006 at 5:00pm

Cameras in hand, citizens take over
Posted on 2 Aug 2007 at 11:01am

Shameful ‘Journalism’ by Time Magazine’s Joe Klein
Posted on 26 Nov 2007 at 3:59pm

Fighting the Media’s Plantation Mentality
Posted on 17 Jan 2007 at 4:00pm

Mapmaking for the masses, online
Posted on 25 Jul 2007 at 6:00pm

Anna Nicole and the future of public debate
Posted on 16 Feb 2007 at 12:35am

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