Sebastopol, CA--Dan Gillmor, author of We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People and Business and Technology columnist for the San Jose Mercury News, has won the 2004 World Technology Award for Media & Journalism. Presented by the World Technology Network at the 2004 World Technology Summit on October 8, the award recognizes Gillmor's work as an outstanding innovator in technology journalism.
Gillmor is the preeminent chronicler of the impact of technology on journalism and an ardent champion of "grassroots journalism." In We the Media, his weblog, and his column, Gillmor asserts that the Internet has broken Big Media's monopoly on making the news. He reports on the enormous impact that new Internet-based tools such as weblogs, mail lists, peer-to-peer, and digital video are having on the way we create and consume the news. His thoughtful analysis probes both the benefits and potential pitfalls of these new forms of participatory journalism.
The 2004 World Technology Summit & Awards were held in San Francisco on October 7th and 8th, in association with Nasdaq, Microsoft, Philips, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, TIME magazine, Fortune magazine, Science magazine/AAAS, Technology Review magazine, and Business 2.0 magazine.
The World Technology Network (WTN) is a cross between a global meeting ground, a virtual think tank, and an elite club whose members are all focused on the business or science of bringing important emerging technologies of all types (from biotech to new materials, from IT to new energy sources) into reality. WTN's membership is comprised of over 800 individuals and organizations from over 50 countries judged by their peers to be the most innovative in the technology world.
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