Dan Gillmor

Dan Gillmor is an American technology writer and columnist. He is 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.
Prof. Gillmor is also the author of a 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. From 1994 to 2005, Gillmor was a columnist at the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley’s daily newspaper, during which time he became a leading chronicler of the dot-com boom and its subsequent bust.
Prof. Gillmor is the author of We the Media (2004) describing the Internet as an opportunity for independent journalists to challenge the consolidation of traditional media and containing Gillmor’s widely cited realization: “my readers know more than I do”. In 2010, Gillmor published Mediactive, a book on digital media literacy, which has recently been translated into Armenian and published by the Journalists For the Future NGO, funded through a grant by the U.S. Department of State Public Affairs Section.


The American University of Armenia’s BA program in English & Communications is pleased to host a public lecture by Professor Dan Gillmor on social media transformations and media entrepreneursh