Dan Gillmor

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Dan Gillmor

Name: Dan Gillmor

Born: Unknown

Computer-related contributions

  • American technology writer and columnist.
  • Teacher of digital media entrepreneurship and digital media literacy at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Significant publications

  • Mediactive (2010).
  • We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People (2008).

Honors and awards

  • Named founding director of Arizona State University's new Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship (2007).
  • World Technology Award for Media & Journalism (2004).
  • EFF Pioneer Award (2002).
  • Berkman Center Fellow for Internet & Society at Harvard University.


"[The pros still have one thing most amateurs don't: resources. Grassroots reporting fills the gaps in mainstream coverage, keeps members of the old guard on their toes, and shines when there's a premium on fast facts from the scene. But laypeople can't do much with a story like Watergate or Enron.] Big investigative projects require deep pockets, ... I'm not trying to tell anyone that we don't need paid journalists. I hope for an ecosystem where many forms of information can survive and thrive."