Dale Peskin is co-founder and chief knowledge officer of We Media, a media think tank and futures lab committed to harnessing the power of media, communication, and human ingenuity for the common good. A pioneer in digital and social media, Peskin coined the term "we media" in 2002 to express how the democratization of media would transform news media. Previously, Peskin was the executive director of New Directions for News, a media futures think tank that merged with the Media Center in September 2003. Prior to joining New Directions for News, he was a vice president of Belo, the Dallas-based media company, where he launched the company’s initiatives in new media and media convergence. At Belo, Peskin served as editor of Dallasnews.com and as an assistant managing editor of the Dallas Morning News. He was a founding officer of Belo Interactive, Belo’s network of news Web sites.
Peskin has served as deputy managing editor of the Detroit News and the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, and managing editor of the Tribune Chronicle. Peskin’s awards include NAA’s Digital Edge Award for Pioneering Online Journalism, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, and four Gold Medals from the Society for News Design. He was part of the team at the Detroit News that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for stories on corruption in state government.