The Daily Dot
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|Slogan||The Hometown Newspaper of the World Wide Web|
Type of site
|Launched||August 23, 2011|
|4,853 (June 2016[update])|
The Daily Dot is a digital media company covering Internet culture and life on the web. Founded by Nicholas White in 2011, the Daily Dot is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices in New York City and San Francisco. It has a full-time staff of 76 in addition to 222 freelance contributors.
Dubbed the "hometown newspaper" of the Internet, the Daily Dot tells the untold stories unfolding online, publishing 50-70 articles per day. It features an array of sections dedicated to Internet-specific issues ranging from the intersection of the state and the web to "Geek", which focuses on Internet-based fandom.
In 2014 the Daily Dot acquired The Kernel, a weekly Sunday edition featuring long-form editorial built around a single theme. In January 2016 the site launched VIP Voices - a collection of op-eds from high-profile contributors on Internet issues in public discourse. Contributors include Mayor Bill de Blasio, Rep. Ted Lieu, and Sen. Mike Lee.
- "dailydot.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
- Omar L. Gallaga. "Austin Based Daily Dot Takes New Approach to Covering The Web". Austin American-Statesman, 1/25/2016.
- The Daily Dot, official site
- "Austin Based Daily Dot Takes New Approach to Covering The Web". January 24, 2016
- CEO Nicholas White did a three part series for PBS's MediaShift about starting The Daily Dot:
- "Why I Gave Up the Newspaper to Save Newspapering". April 25, 2011.
- "The Necessity of Data Journalism in the New Digital Community". June 22, 2011.
- "5 Lessons Learned Building The Daily Dot, a Media Startup". August 23, 2011.
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