Dan Gillmor joins Salon.com

Dan Gillmor, a former Merc columnist and proponent of citizen journalism, has joined Salon.com as a reporter and columnist, according to a news release. Gillmor left the Merc in 2005 to start a citizen journalism site called Bayosphere, which didn’t work out because of a lack of interest by readers and would-be contributors. But he has used his experiences to set up a foundation for citizen journalism. While writing for Salon.com, Gillmor will remain as director of the Knight Center

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