Dan Gilmor – Citizen Journalism & The Former Audience

Dan Gilmor wrote a book called, We Media, where he explores how the ‘people’ can become collaborators and even ‘citizen journalists’. He has many critics, including me, but I’ll discuss that in class. Here is a video of him explaining some of his views of how media has changed.

Like Gauntlet, he’s interested in the ‘prosumer’, where people have become ‘citizen journalists’ or bloggers and are making context themselves. He calls this group, the former audience’. 

What else can you find out about him and how can you relate it to Media in the Online Age? Consider how you could argue against him.


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I teach Media, Film, Video Games and Photography college level in the UK. I'm really into education technologies and creativity. I'm on Instagram.

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