MercuryNews.com | 12/09/2004 | Dan Gillmor leaving Mercury News: "Dan Gillmor, longtime technology columnist for the Mercury News, said Thursday that he will be leaving the paper at the end of this month.
Gillmor, an advocate for grassroots journalism, will be working on a start-up venture that aims to make it easier for the public to report and publish on the Internet.
``Something powerful is happening, it's in the early stages and I have a chance to help figure this out,'' Gillmor said. ``I hate the idea of leaving. But I'd hate not trying this even more.''"