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The ultimate destination for original reporting on Internet culture and life online

The Internet is the story of the 21st century. It touches each of our lives daily—from our first Instagram scan over coffee to our last snapchat of the evening. We absorb the world through social feeds, and watch social issues play out online in real-time in between cat videos. Public opinion isn't just measured on the Internet—it takes shape there. It is more influential than governments or religion, and it deserves to be covered with incredible scrutiny. The beats the Daily Dot covers may not be traditional today, but they will be the new normal tomorrow.

If it's happening online, the Daily Dot is there.

Our Story

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A sixth-generation journalist, Nicholas White quit the newspaper industry to help save it. He left the Sandusky Register, a paper his family has owned and operated since 1869, to rethink the way news is reported and delivered online. In 2011, he launched the Daily Dot as a paper of record for the Web, utilizing little more than Google docs, a newsletter, and a small editorial team based in Austin, Texas.

The Daily Dot has steadily grown in size—with offices in New York and San Francisco, and a virtual team spread out across the U.S. and U.K.—and stature since then, with industry-leading esports and online entertainment coverage. According to April comScore data, traffic has increased 50 percent year-over-year and shows a higher composition of 18- to 34-year-olds than a number of millennial-focused publications, including BuzzFeed, Mic, Thought Catalog, and Vice.

We believe new media should not leave classic journalism behind. Our skilled team of journalists, enterprising e-sleuths, and hard-nosed editors take an immersive approach to reporting, investing in the communities and progressive issues we cover. We publish must-read news that capture the highs, lows, and weirdness of life online—beyond what's trending.

"The Internet's own hometown newspaper has grown rapidly to become NYC media's best-kept secret."

The New York Observer

"The Daily Dot surfaces stories that no one else is talking about."

Wired

"The Daily Dot did the Internet a favor."

The New York Times

"The official newspaper for crazy Internet people."

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Untangling the Web

The Kernel is the Daily Dot's digital Sunday magazine devoted to the Internet's defining issues and the people behind them. Each edition thoughtfully examines a single subject or theme—drones, esports, fashion, the Internet of Things—through a diverse collection of longform reporting, provocative op-eds, and personal essays. The Kernel digs deep in its pursuit of truth with bold, narrative journalism that drives the conversation about modern Internet life.

Our Audience

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Our readers live online and represent the Web's most passionate users; it's where they learn, share, communicate, and interact with the Internet communities they represent.

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Our Team

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  • Editorial
  • Business & Marketing
  • Product
  • Management
Nicholas White
Editor-in-Chief and CEO
Austin Powell
Managing Editor
Josh Rubin
Executive Producer & Managing Director, Video
Matt Silverman
Director of Social Video
Monica Riese
Assistant Managing Editor
Amy Vernon
Director of Audience Engagement
Katey Psencik
Assistant Social Media Editor
Jesse Hicks
Kernel Editor
Mike Wehner
Tech Editor
Kevin Morris
Esports Managing Editor
Sarah Weber
Geek Editor
Andrew Couts
Politics Editor
Miles Klee
LOL Editor
Audra Schroeder
Senior Entertainment Writer
Ramon Ramirez
Evening Editor
Eric Geller
Morning Editor
April Siese
Weekend Editor
Saira Mueller
Deputy Esports Editor
Stephanie Gaskell
Opinion Editor
Jessica Machado
Lifestyle Editor
Evan Weiss
Senior Social Media Editor
Smriti Sinha
Associate Social Media Editor
Patrick Howell O'Neill
Senior Writer
Dennis Scimeca
Staff Writer
Samuel Lingle
Esports Staff Reporter
Rae Votta
YouTube Staff Reporter
Aaron Sankin
Staff Writer
Michelle Jaworski
Staff Writer
Selena Larson
Staff Writer
Jared Wynne
Esports Business Development Associate
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
Staff Writer
Gabe Bergado
Staff Writer
Jason Reed
Illustrator
Greg Seals
Social Producer
Ian Barker
Video Producer
Mary Emily O'Hara
LGBT Writer
Melanie Price
Assistant Syndication Editor
Efren Salinas
Director of Esports Video
Aly Keves
Realtime Social Editor
Dell Cameron
Staff Writer
Amrita Khalid
Strategic Content Writer
William Copus
Producer - Video
Max Fleishman
Illustrator
AJ Dellinger
Staff Writer
Cynthia McKelvey
Staff Writer
Joshua Raven
Staff Writer
Jay Hathaway
Staff Writer
Lauren Walker
Senior Staff Writer
Callum Leslie
Staff Writer
Jaya Saxena
Staff Writer
Colette Bennett
Senior Staff Writer
Robert Mohundro
Chief Operating Officer
Rachael Berkey
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Tiffany M. Bennett
HR Manager
Ben Lundin
Senior Manager of Distribution Strategy
Mike Waller
Online Traffic Acquisition Manager
Logan Youree
Business Intelligence and Operations Manager
Jessie Clapp
Operations Analyst
Michael Cascio
Chief Revenue Officer
David Flynn
General Manager of Agency
Brian Dresher
Vice-President of Business Development
Mike Foley
Director of Programmatic Sales
Ashley Smith
Sales Director - West Coast
Andrew Schlenger
Brand Strategist
Raymond Baro
Ad Operations Manager
Nick McBurney
Art Director
Katie Scribner
Account Manager
Arsenio Santos
Chief Product Officer
Jason Novinger
Software Engineer
Grant Robertson
Software and Data Engineer
Aaron Starr
Junior Web Developer
Stephanie Hall
Designer
Nicholas White
Editor-in-Chief and CEO
Michael Cascio
Chief Revenue Officer
Robert Mohundro
Chief Operating Officer
Arsenio Santos
Chief Technology Officer
Austin Powell
Managing Editor
Amy Vernon
Director of Audience Engagement
David Flynn
General Manager of Agency
Josh Rubin
Executive Producer & Managing Director, Video
Matt Silverman
Director of Social Video

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Our Offices

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4600 Triangle Ave. #6107
Austin, TX 78751
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New York

85 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004
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San Francisco

25 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

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