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Dan Conover is a writer and filmmaker who spent 20 years in the newspaper business, 14 of them at the daily paper in Charleston, SC. His newspaper career ended with a buyout in 2008.

Along the way he worked as a pasteup clerk, a reporter, a page designer, a political editor, a city editor (twice), an illustrator, a cartoonist, a puzzlemaker, a web director, a blogger, a metro columnist, a features writer and a web video guy. He was named South Carolina's Journalist of the Year in 2005.

Conover hand-coded his first web page on Geocities in 1994 and began studying the digital revolution's effects on traditional media companies in 2004.

Some of his ideas:

and faculty at the University of Mississippi)

Conover blogs at Xark! <> , e-mails from and is [ @Xarker on Twitter.