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.
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."
"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 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 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.
- Business & Marketing
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"The Daily Dot did an excellent job of creating a campaign that stayed true to our
brand while also engaging with their influential audience. Their creative process allowed
us to not only be actively involved with the campaign but get consistent updates and data
on progress. Daily Dot didn't just spread the word about Deep Eddy; they made people remember us."
—Brandon Cason, Vice President of Marketing