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Who is Dan Gillmor

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Who is Dan Gillmor

  1. 1. WHO IS DAN GILLMOR? By Dolvani & Sage
  2. 2. DAN GILLMOR  Dan Gillmor is an American technology writer and columnist.  Dan Gillmor is the director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. He is also known for his popular weblog covering technology news and the Northern California technology business sector, criticizing rigid enforcement of copyrights and commenting on politics from a liberal perspective
  3. 3. BUT WHAT DOES HE HAVE TO DO WITH “WE MEDIA?”  Dan Gillmor made an article on “We Media” talking about how technology has changed the society of journalists. Dan said “the lives of current and upcoming journalists have changed because of the internet. It has allowed the public to record tragic and non-tragic events and post them online on social media websites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or even upload it onto YouTube”. Dan Gillmor said that “We Media has helped our society by giving people a voice which they did not have back when people news reporters provided them with information but now people have their own news and record it for themselves”.
  4. 4. OKAY, BUT WHAT WERE HIS VIEWS ON “WE MEDIA?”  Dan Gilmore suggested that we as humans freeze some moments in time. Every culture has its frozen moments, events which are so important and personal that they transcend the normal flow of news.  Dan Gilmore also believed that we as humans had more control over how media was distributed with the introduction of the internet then before its introduction. He believed we will learn that we are part of something new, that readers/listeners/viewers are becoming part of the process. He also said that we take it for granted, for example his readers know more than he does and he described this as a liberating, not threatening, fact of journalistic life. Essentially suggesting that every reporter on every beat should embrace this.
  5. 5. THINK ABOUT THIS FOR A SEC  Dan Gilmore also thought that we as journalists of media will use the tools of grassroots journalism or be consigned to history. Our core values, including accuracy and fairness, will remain important, and we’ll still be gatekeepers in some ways, but our ability to shape larger conversations and to provide context will be at least as important as our ability to gather facts and report them accordingly.

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