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:
- Using the iPhone to read related stories identified in the print paper
- News Futures: What's next?
- "My Final Newspaper Article"
- Reasons Newspapers Won't Reinvent News
- 21st Century Trust ... The Techno-Geek Way
- Journalism From a Software Perspective
- Coordinates and Foundations
- Foundations of of 21st Century Journalism (written for the journalism students
and faculty at the University of Mississippi)