Speakers

Dan Gillmor

Director, Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship and the Kauffman Professor of Digital Media Entrepreneurship, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University
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Dan Gillmor is the founding director of the new Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship and the Kauffman Professor of Digital Media Entrepreneurship at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Gillmor, a 1981 graduate of the University of Vermont, started his journalism career at the Valley Voice in Middlebury, Vt., before moving to the Times Argus in Barre-Montpelier, Vt. and in 1984 to the Kansas City Times. During the 1986-87 academic year he was fellow at the University of Michigan in what is now called the Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellows program. In 1988 Gillmor joined the Detroit Free Press, where he was an early practitioner there of computer-assisted reporting and became one of the first journalists at a traditional media company to use the Internet as part of his work. Gillmor joined the San Jose Mercury News in 1994, writing a column and blog that chronicled the dot-com revolution in Silicon Valley and technology's wider impact on policy and society. In 2004 he published "We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People," a book on citizen journalism that has been published in six languages. The book is widely recognized as the first to explain how the collision of journalism and technology has democratized the creation of and access to media, and why it matters. In 2005 Gillmor began work on grassroots media projects, including Bayosphere, a for-profit citizen-media effort that did not achieve critical mass and was subsequently sold. He counts failure as by far the most valuable learning experience of his career. Gillmor has subsequently been an early-stage investor in several new-media startups including Silicon Valley-based Wikia Inc., founded by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, and Seesmic, an online video company.


KDMC Sessions

Working Dinner Digital Entrepreneurship
May 18, 2009, 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM
SEMINAR: News Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Lunch and Discussion Horizon Watching
December 05, 2008, 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Windows Media Video: Video: Horizon Watching (133 MB)
SEMINAR: American Tapestry:  Covering a Changing America

Technology and Innovation in the Newsroom: Lessons from the Frontlines and Beyond
July 17, 2008, 7:45 AM - 9:15 AM
PowerPoint: Dickerson: Innovation
PowerPoint: Pacheco: Innovation
SEMINAR: Transforming News Organizations for the Digital Now

Lunch Program:  Social networking: The global landscape of interaction from outside NPR
January 14, 2008, 12:00 PM - 10:30 AM
SEMINAR: National Public Radio Strategic Leadership Planning Conference

Lunch Program:  Social networking: The global landscape of interaction from outside NPR
January 14, 2008, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
SEMINAR: National Public Radio Strategic Leadership Planning Conference

Collaborative Journalism: Citizens and Journalists Working Together to Produce the News
January 07, 2007, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
PowerPoint: The Local Information Center
SEMINAR: Transforming News Organizations for the Digital Future

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