founder, Center for Citizen Media
Dan Gillmor is founder and director of the Center for Citizen Media, a nonprofit organization aimed at enhancing and expanding grassroots media and its reach. The center is an affiliate of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University Law School and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. Dan is the author of We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People, published in 2004. From 1994-2004, Dan was a columnist at The San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley's daily newspaper, and wrote a blog for SiliconValley.com. He joined The Mercury News after six years with The Detroit Free Press.