The Gillmor Guys

In the chat after his Berkeley lecture ("The State of American Media") this week, Dan Rather talked to ZDNet journalist Steve Gillmor, who came with indie journalist (and ex-Mercury-News columnist) brother Dan Gillmor and Steve's look-alike friend, RSS czar Dave Winer. To save you from caption confusion, here's the breakdown:

The Gillmor Guys

Dan Rather: No longer American media. The warm voice and stern face of CBS News for over 20 years until citizen muckrakers brought him down.


The Gillmor Guys

Dan Gillmor: In the long tail of American media. Started citizen-journalism site Bayosphere, now part of East Coast operation Backfence. Calls Steve his older, wiser brother.


The Gillmor Guys

Steve Gillmor: Part of American media. Blogs for ZDNet. Calls Dan his little, smarter brother.


The Gillmor Guys

Dave Winer: The man behind the New American Media curtain. Invented a major form of RSS. One of the podcasting podfathers (it takes a village).


There! Now you won't be confused — unless you start reading their work.

Photos: donlbe and Dan Farber [Flickr]