Dan Pacheco

  • Chair of Journalism Innovation
  • Syracuse

Pacheco has 20 years of experience in digital journalism and interactive media. Starting his career as an online producer for The Washington Post's first online service and Washingtonpost.com, Pacheco went on to be a pioneer in the use of user participation and social media at America Online and The Bakersfield Californian, where he launched the first social networking site ever produced by a newspaper. In 2007, he earned a Knight News Challenge grant for Printcasting which later spun off into an eBook service used by news organizations. Now as the Newhouse school's Horvitz Endowed Chair of Journalism Innovation, his job is to "explore the intersection of journalism and technology." Together, he and his students explore emerging technologies and trends that are shaping the future of media, including crowdfunding, gesture-based interfaces, wearable and flyable cameras, citizen sensor networks, data visualization and open-source coding.