Dan Gillmor

Grassroots Media

Memory Lane
56 minutes, 26.1mb, recorded 2005-01-12
Halley interviews Dan Gillmor, the nationally known columnist for The San Jose Mercury News and expert blogger, who recently left the paper to pursue a new venture in citizen journalism. Dan is the author of the book We The Media: Grassroots Journalism By The People, For The People which was published in 2004 by O'Reilly. His blog about the book is here. His new venture, Grassroots Media Inc, has everyone talking and visiting his new blog, where he�s got a great discussion going on about blogging and journalism.

Don't miss Dan's thoughtful answers to Halley's question about which of these technologies are "politically disruptive" -- Blogs, Wikis, IRC, IM, SMS, Digital Cameras, Camera Phones and of course, our favorite -- the iPod. They discuss citizen's journalism and where the blogosphere is headed.

Dan Gillmor, founder of Grassroots Media Inc., is working on a project to encourage and enable more citizen-based media. This weblog is devoted to the discussion of the issues facing grassroots journalism as it grows into an important force in society.

Dan is author of We the Media: Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People, a 2004 book that is widely credited as the first comprehensive look at way the collision of technology and journalism is transforming the media landscape.

From 1994-2004, Dan was a columnist at the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley's 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.

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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