About The Daily Dot
“I wanted … writers who would see and make others see the life of the city.” —Lincoln Steffens (1897)
Local coverage of where you live —— online.
We believe the Internet is made to connect us, not isolate us. Social networking is the largest single activity online. The sizes of some virtual communities rival those of states and countries. Yet existing publications still cover the Web as if it were a house of curiosities, not a place people call home.
The paper of record for the Web, the Internet’s community newspaper.
The Daily Dot gives a voice to the Web’s communities. We report on the most important and relevant topics from within, applying tried-and-true principles drawn from community journalism to the growing cultures of the Internet, and allow our audience to read the Dot across multiple platforms, where they live, online.
Just as the most valuable and informed reporting comes from publications invested in the communities they serve — towns, cities, and countries — our staff reports from within the Web localities we inhabit.
Nobody writes about the Web community as a community. Until now.
Like traditional community newspapers, we are tribunes, defenders of people’s rights and interests. Our reporting is guided by what the people want and what they need to know to be informed citizens of the Web. We report on what matters, not on what’s easy, or fast, or available or convenient.
Along the way, we’re going to ruthlessly disclose everything from our reporting methods to our business practices. And we’re going to share our trials and triumphs as we build the Daily Dot — the newspaper the Web deserves.
Read more about our founding team.
Want to know more? Just ask us.