Name: Dan Gillmor
- 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.
- 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."