The Kernel




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

"Daily's Dot aims for depth. Where one publication aggregates tweets on a trending hashtag, Daily Dot aims to get to the source."


"The Daily Dot did the Internet a favor."

The New York Times

"The official newspaper for crazy Internet people."


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


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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  • Management
  • Editorial
  • Business & Marketing
  • Product
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
David Flynn
General Manager of Agency
Josh Rubin
Executive Producer & Managing Director, Video
Matt Silverman
Director of Audience Engagement
Nicholas White
Editor-in-Chief and CEO
Austin Powell
Managing Editor
Josh Rubin
Executive Producer & Managing Director, Video
Matt Silverman
Director of Audience Engagement
Jesse Hicks
Kernel Editor
Fernando Alfonso III
Art Director
Taylor Hatmaker
Tech Editor
Kevin Morris
Esports Editor
Monica Riese
Entertainment Editor
Sarah Weber
Geek Editor
Nico Lang
Opinion Editor
Andrew Couts
Politics Editor
Miles Klee
LOL Editor
Jessica Wakeman
Lifestyle Editor
Audra Schroeder
Weekend Editor, Entertainment Reporter
Ramon Ramirez
Evening Editor
Eric Geller
Deputy Morning Editor
Derrick Clifton
Deputy Opinion Editor
Evan Weiss
Social Media Editor
Smriti Sinha
Associate Social Media Editor
Kevin Collier
Senior Politics Reporter
Patrick Howell O'Neill
Senior Writer
Aja Romano
Staff 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
Richard Lewis
Contributing Writer
Jared Wynne
Staff Writer
Dylan Love
Staff Writer
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
Staff Writer
Mike Wehner
Staff Writer
Marisa Kabas
Staff Writer
Gabe Bergado
Staff Writer
Jason Reed
Angela Lashbrook
Assistant Social Media Editor
Greg Seals
Social Producer
Ian Barker
Video Producer
Mary Emily O'Hara
LGBT Writer
Melanie Price
Assistant Syndication Editor
Efren Salinas
Senior Producer - Video
Aly Keves
Realtime Social Editor
Dell Cameron
Staff Writer
William Copus
Producer - Video
Max Fleishman
Robert Mohundro
Chief Operating Officer
Tiffany M. Bennett
HR Analyst
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
Mike Foley
Director of Programmatic Sales
Dante Fusco
Sales Director - East Coast
Zackary Krantz
Account Executive
Andrew Schlenger
Brand Strategist
Nick McBurney
Art Director
Arsenio Santos
Chief Technology Officer
Jason Novinger
Software Engineer
Grant Robertson
Software and Data Engineer
Mike Dunn
Senior Software Engineer
AJ Ferrick
Backend Software Engineer
Aaron Starr
Junior Web Developer


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2220-B Hancock Drive
Austin, TX 78756

New York

85 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004

San Francisco

25 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

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