The Daily Dot Creates Real Journalism for the Modern Geek

Jun 17, 2014, 10:00 ET from The Daily Dot

AUSTIN, Texas, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Daily Dot launched a new vertical dedicated to all things geek. With breaking news, in-depth features, and unrivaled insight, it promises to take readers closer to their favorite superhero franchises, video games, television shows, and more.  

With its industry-leading Fandom reporting, The Daily Dot was the first news site to recognize not only the passion and rising market share power of online fan communities, but also the way they're changing the entertainment industry as a whole. With the launch of its Geek vertical, The Daily Dot is expanding both the depth and breadth of its coverage, with a dedicated editor, Sarah Weber, and a new staff writer, Dennis Scimeca, one of the most prominent new voices in the gaming industry. To further build on its early adoption of the rise of the geek girl and appeal to its uniquely diverse audience, Daily Dot's Geek coverage will include everything from fashion and cosplay to popular science.

"We want to provide an inclusive and engaging place where fans can discover awesome stuff and read thoughtful analysis on the topics they're most passionate about, whether it's the Ms. Marvel comics or the new Zelda game," says Geek Editor Sarah Weber. "At the end of the day, we're fans too."

What separates The Daily Dot's Geek vertical from contemporary sites is a matter of perspective and authority. The publication has earned accolades for its progressive coverage and ability to elevate conversation online. For example, The Daily Dot has fiercely defended Young Adult fiction, taken down other publications' analysis of Black Widow, and repeatedly forced the hard questions others were willing to ignore, like asking why Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat still has a job in light of his pattern of sexist comments. It's also found interesting ways to cover mainstream topics, as seen with its popular infographic series for Game of Thrones.

It's real journalism for the modern geek. Join the conversation at #DotGeek on Facebook and Twitter.

About The Daily Dot
The Daily Dot is the Web's most comprehensive source for original Internet-community news and among the fastest growing media companies in the world. Its content reaches over 11 million digital natives each month, making it one of the top 1,200 websites in the U.S. The Daily Dot tells the story of the Internet with uninhibited reporting on the people, apps, memes, and movements that are shaping it. It's real journalism for the Internet age.

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