The collision of media and technology has created enormous changes for all three major constituencies of journalism. Journalism is shifting from a lecture to a conversation; journalists must learn to listen and respond to an increasingly well-connected audience. Newsmakers, the people and institutions journalists cover, are the subject of new kinds of coverage, but can use the same tools to have own conversations directly with their own various constituencies. The (former) audience has vastly greater flexibility in the journalism it chooses, and can more easily become do journalism as well.
About the speaker:
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Dan Gillmor is founder of Grassroots Media Inc., a project aimed
at enabling grassroots journalism and expanding its reach. The
company's first launch is
a site "of, by and for the
Dan Gillmor is founder of Grassroots Media Inc., a project aimed at enabling grassroots journalism and expanding its reach. Gillmor is 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 citizens' media and why it matters. His blog is at bayosphere.com/blog/dangillmor.
From 1994-2004, Gillmor 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, Gillmor 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.
We the Media (O'Reilly) July 2004
Shamelessly borrowed from the O'Reilly website.