Boing Boing guest blogger: Dan Gillmor!


We're pleased to present our next guest blogger, Dan Gillmor!

Dan is director of the new Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication. He heads the Center for Citizen Media, an affiliate of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University Law School and Arizona State, and 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.

From 1994 until early 2005 Dan was a columnist at the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley's daily newspaper, and wrote a weblog for 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. Before becoming a journalist he played music professionally for seven years.

Here's a more complete and up-to-date bio of Dan.

Please welcome Dan to Boing Boing!