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Moving into New Arenas

This release was posted today at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Here’s the top:

Dan Gillmor, an internationally recognized author and leader in new media and citizen-based journalism, will be the founding director of the new Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University announced today.

Gillmor, director of the Center for Citizen Media, will start Jan. 1 as Knight Center director and Kauffman Professor of Digital Media Entrepreneurship. He will hold the faculty rank of professor of practice.

This is a hugely exciting opportunity, and I’ll be saying more about it in a subsequent posting.

14 Comments on “Moving into New Arenas”

  1. #1 Beth Lawton, NAA
    on Nov 6th, 2007 at 7:16 pm

    Wow!! Congratulations, Dan! Can’t wait to hear more about it!

  2. #2 Paul Andrews
    on Nov 6th, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    Professor Gillmor, I kinda likie the sound of that! But now what will you refer to Bro. Steve as, he being the wiser one ;^)

    Congrats big fella, eager to hear more.


  3. #3 Karl
    on Nov 7th, 2007 at 7:23 am


  4. #4 Mike Lyons
    on Nov 7th, 2007 at 7:35 am

    Congratulations! This is a tough time for a lot of people in schools of journalism and communication – a lot of handwringing about their relevance. Your voice will do a lot I hope to push journalism education forward.

  5. #5 Pat Sullivan
    on Nov 7th, 2007 at 9:40 am

    Dan, congratulations! This sounds like a great opportunity.


  6. #6 Tim
    on Nov 7th, 2007 at 10:49 am

    Congratulations. I am sorry to see you leave Berkeley and the Bay Area, and I’m sorry we never got a chance to work together, but it sounds like a great gig. Good luck.

  7. #7 Dan Gillmor
    on Nov 7th, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    Thanks, all —

    Tim, I’ll be back in the Bay Area quite frequently; have to keep in close touch with tech community for this new gig, among other reasons.

  8. #8 David Cohn
    on Nov 7th, 2007 at 5:15 pm

    I’ll add my congrats to the list.

    Also sad that you won’t be in the Bay Area — but glad to hear you’ll be forced to come back. It sounds like an exciting position. I’m sure you’ll corrupt all kinds of young minds.

  9. #9 Seth Finkelstein
    on Nov 7th, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    Congratulations. “Professor of practice” sounds like a very interesting position.

  10. #10 Delia
    on Nov 7th, 2007 at 7:09 pm


    I’m wondering if you plan on introducing some innovation as far as “teaching practice” — I would think you would and I hope you will! Congratulations and good luck with making it useful and fun!


  11. #11 Jon Garfunkel
    on Nov 7th, 2007 at 8:25 pm

    Ugh, I feel I committed a minor faux pas in not communicating publicly here what I already conveyed over email and over the phone — congratulations! I’ve appreciated being part of the virtual citmedia community, and look forward to its continued sustenance.

  12. #12 Kare Anderson
    on Nov 8th, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    The timing may be right now to inspire more people to cover their beat – the geographical or interest/expertise area that they are bursting to share with others. As a former WSJ and NBC reporter I have been watching your evolution as a bellweather of how the world is changing.
    – Kare

  13. #13 Terry Heaton
    on Nov 9th, 2007 at 6:24 am

    Congrats, Dan. Well done, myFriend. With this decisions, Arizona State just moved to the top of the list for Journalism education, and I suspect they know it.

  14. #14 Phil Gomes
    on Nov 13th, 2007 at 7:15 am

    Congratulations, Dan!

    (Sorry I’m late… Back from wedding…)