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Who the heck is Dan Gillmor?

My principal gig these days is the Center for Citizen Media, a joint project with Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the University of California-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

I also write articles and have published a book called We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People (2004; O'Reilly Media), and am working on a new book about media in the digital age. The paperback version of We the Media will be released in January 2006.

In 2005 worked on citizen media through Grassroots Media Inc. From 1994-2005 I was a columnist at the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley's daily newspaper, and wrote a weblog for SiliconValley.com. I joined the Mercury News after six years with the Detroit Free Press. Before that, I was with the Kansas  City Times and several newspapers in Vermont.

During the 1986-87 academic year I was a journalism fellow at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where I studied history, political theory and economics. 

Before becoming a journalist I played music professionally for seven years.