Dan Gillmor launches citizen journalism nonprofit with Harvard and Berkeley support

Dan Gillmor is launching a nonprofit for Citizen’s Media, with support from two major universities.
Dan writes: “the center will collaborate with the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. As an I.F. Stone Teaching Fellow, I’ll do a class next fall, and my principal physical office will be at Berkeley as well….Our Atlantic-facing partner is the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University Law School, where I’ll be a Research Fellow. I’ll visit there regularly — at least once a month — to work with other fellows, faculty and students.”
Silicon Beat wonders what will happen to Bayosphere; Steve Rubel notes Dan is moving to non-profit status.
Dan sez: “Why do this? We need a thriving media and journalism ecosystem. We need what big institutions do so well, but we also need the bottom-up — or, more accurately, edge-in — knowledge and ideas of what I’ve called the “former audience” that has become a vital part of the system.”
Susan sez: “Dan will be a good teacher and a voice for bottoms-up efforts–it will be great to track his work in parallell with Jeff Jarvis.