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Read this book right away, buy one for a friend and another one for a student, and then put Gillmor’s advice into action.

A longtime newspaper columnist and author of We the Media: Dan Gillmor, pioneering journalist and teacher of journalists, offers a practical guide to citizens who now need to become active producers as well as critical consumers of media. The most important take away for me is: If you consume any type of news media, you ought to read it. If this book doesn’t get you out of Facebook and back on the real Internet, nothing will.

Dan’s previous book, We the Media, explained the rise of citizen media and why it matters. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dan Gillmor. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Jul 02, Nurlan Imangaliyev rated it really liked it.

There needs to be room to change thinking and get out of our media comfort zones. Some fun categories at the bottom of the call. Welcome to the age of information confusion: He goes on to provide a series of principles of media consumption: Gillmor’s a reporter’s reporter for the information age, Mediactive made me want to stand up and salute.

Grassroots journalism by the people, for the people. Even though it may be obvious to you that you cannot believe everything you find on the net or catch on the news, in my opinion, this book will almost certainly provide you with some worthwhile tips that will make you a better media consumer and creator.


In contrast, the weakest part of the book was the chapter on media literacy, which Gillmor supports but offers very little specific advice for expanding.

Dan Gillmor

It spurred me on – among other things – to create http: I didn’t learn anything new, but I do like Dan quite a bit. Very practical with regards to the use of all kinds of online tools, social networking sites etc.

Kindle Editionpages. Ten Commands for a Digital Age “An important book showing people how to swim rather than drown in today’s torrent of information.

Dan Gillmor’s Mediactive Provides a Clear Overview for New Media Participants

San Jose Mercury News. Tyler McLeod rated it liked it Jun 23, Living people American male fan American bloggers American male journalists American technology writers Berkman Fellows Citizen journalism Internet activists 21st-century American non-fiction writers University of Michigan fellows The Mercury News people.

Msdiactive trustworthy press is required for the survival of a democracy, and we really need this book right now. This book it’s a free download from his website, though I bought the Kindle version from Amazon instead is a good read – for people who work with the media, or people who consume it. Dan Gillmor is the author of We the Media[9] which describes the Internet as an opportunity for independent journalists mediacitve challenge the consolidation of traditional media and contains Gillmor’s widely cited realization: All of this begs the question, what are we teaching in schools mrdiactive ord How has media publication changed?


Gillmor includes quotes from experts in the field about why media literacy is currently lacking in schools, but he clearly could have made a stronger argument for systematic media literacy education at all levels.

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Dan Gillmor- Digital media – pages. Dan Gillmor is an American technology writer and columnist.

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Evan rated it really liked it Nov 20, Brian rated it really liked it Jun 08, We’re in an age of information overload, and too much of what we watch, hear and read is mistaken, deceitful or even dangerous. Lists with This Book. Adam rated it really liked it Aug 16, Yet you and I can take control and make media serve us — all of us — by being active consumers and participants.

This book is a very worthy successor to his influential We the Media.

Excellent for journalists, people who think they’re journalists, people who want to be journalists, and for all consumers of news. Published first published December 1st There needs to be room to change giplmor and get ou Gave me a better understanding of today’s media issues and the responsibility and opportunities I carry as a teacher.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. His review of the current FCC Journalism report is great.