Dan Gillmor

Defend WikiLeaks or lose free speech

Journalists should wake up and realize that the attacks on the whistle-blower are attacks on them, too

About Dan Gillmor

Dan Gillmor is director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication, working with students to help them appreciate the startup culture and invent their own jobs.

A former business and technology columnist at the San Jose Mercury News, Dan is author of "We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People", a book that explains the rise of citizens' media and why it matters. His new book "Mediactive", aimed at creators and users of digital media, will be released later this year. Dan is an investor, advisor and/or co-founder in several companies and nonprofits; please see his disclosure page.

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