Dan Gillmor is founder of Grassroots Media Inc., a project aimed at enabling grassroots journalism and expanding its reach. The company's first launch is Bayosphere.com, a site "of, by and for the Bay Area." Gillmor is 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 1994-2004, Gillmor was a columnist at the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley's daily newspaper, and wrote a weblog for SiliconValley.com. 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. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Vermont, Gillmorreceived a Herbert Davenport fellowship in 1982 for economics and business reporting at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. During the 1986-87 academic year he was a journalism fellow at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he studied history, political theory and economics. He has won or shared in several regional and national journalismawards. Before becoming a journalist he played music professionally for seven years.
In my book reviewing, I occasionally come across a book that tilts my world view.
My only other critical thought, and its hard to find any with this great book, is that I felt a little shorted in that I wanted more insight into the future.
I wonder if traditional journalists will read Dan's book, and understand what is not only happening, but what is coming vis a vis media and news.
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I relied pretty heavily on this book to write my senior thesis. It's a very interesting dissection of today's news industry.Published 8 months ago by Lindsay Burkholder
We the Media was written to persuade the reader to become a grassroots journalist, or at least a participant in the cause. Read morePublished on March 11, 2010 by A. Lopez
IT'S true we really need a strong media to live in a democratic, crazy civil society. The real key question is how do we have an accurate, kind of reasonably objective journalist... Read morePublished on November 18, 2009 by Elishia Windfohr
My online journalism class will read this book in the fall. It's a key text for introducing people to the possibilities in digital media and citizen journalism.Published on July 3, 2008 by Lynn S. Clark
The book was a good guide to citizen media and gave some great examples of places where citizen media would work. Read morePublished on March 17, 2007 by R. Tesdell
Dan Gilmor here presents the attitude toward technology & journalism that any journalist will need to have if he/she will survive long in this new era. Read morePublished on October 14, 2006 by Mark Nenadov
If you ever wondered what is changing in journalism, then this book is for you. It not only describes the logging phenomenon, but also describes why the big media might not last.Published on July 16, 2006 by Abdulmajed Dakkak
Many people blame the Internet for accelerating the long-term decline of newspaper circulation, and think that the Internet is crippling the future of American journalism. Read morePublished on June 21, 2006 by Mark B. Cohen