Dan Gillmore Takes The Leap

A prediction.  We’ll see a lot more of this in 2005. 

Dan Gillmor, one of the top journalists in Silicon Valley, and a great blogger, is leaving the San Jose Mercury to "work on a citizen-journalism project" that has recieved seed funding.

This makes total sense. Personal media, grass roots journalism, citizens media, whatever you want to call it is the future.  Newspapers are the past. Great journalists don’t need big papers to showcase their talents anymore.

I applaud Dan for his courage to do this and look forward to seeing what comes out of this "project" he is working on.