Dan Gillmor teaches digital media literacy and entrepreneurship at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He also writes a weekly column for the Guardian on technology and media.
At the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Gillmor gave a speech which intended to inspire and encourage journalists to be activists. According to Gillmor, in many countries doing real journalism is activism, as truth telling in some societies is an act designed to bring about change.
In an interview for IJF Web magazine, Gillmor argues advocate journalism does not endanger neutrality as “journalists should be activists on only a few core issues such as freedom of expression and basic human liberties”.
Watch here the full interview: