Such is the case for Nicholas White, founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of The Daily Dot, a website that seeks to provide focused news coverage specific to the Internet community.
Strange as the idea may seem to some who strictly associate the idea of community journalism with more traditional markets, White is not the first to make such an attempt. Ziff Davis began publishing the magazine Yahoo Internet Life in the late 1990s with the same goal in mind, but the publication did not last. Conversely, The Daily Dot is that much more a part of the Internet community as it exists solely as an online publication.
White comes from a long line of journalists in his family and founded his first company at the early age of 20. He does not shy away from risk and makes no secret of his ambition. Prior to his speaking role in a panel on knowing your audience at the International Symposium of Online Journalism, White spoke to journalism students at The University of Texas about his website and the industry at large.