Biography

K. Daniel Glover has more than 20 years of experience as a journalist, most of that time covering Congress for leading Washington news outlets. He has written and edited news stories, features, columns, blogs, speeches, broadcast scripts and more — both under his own byline and as a ghostwriter. While Glover’s editorial emphasis has been in text, he also has experience editing photos, audio and video.

He began his Washington career as a reporter at Congressional Quarterly, first at a weekly newsletter called Congressional Insight and later as the senior House reporter at the daily CQ Monitor. Although he always imagined a lifelong career in print, Glover made the transition to electronic media at CQ. He served as news editor of the BillWatch subscription database, teaching entry-level reporters the intricacies of the legislative process and the finer points of writing.

DannyGloverAs journalism began to move online, Glover took a job as the associate editor of IntellectualCapital.com, a weekly opinion e-zine. He oversaw the political section, recruiting stringers from across the country to analyze key House, Senate and gubernatorial races. He also recruited writers for other sections of the publication and wrote essays of his own, including a monthly column on congressional history.

Glover’s next career stop was at National Journal’s Technology Daily. He served as the managing editor and then editor of the publication during a stint that lasted more than seven years. The journalism world changed dramatically during his time there, first with the emergence of blogs and then with the birth of social networks. As a “new media” thought leader at National Journal, Glover pursued strategies aimed at enhancing news coverage by adopting new tools. Under his leadership, Tech Daily added a blog, online video and podcasts to its editorial mix, and experimented with Facebook and Twitter as distribution and promotional tools.

In 2005, Glover also created Beltway Blogroll for NationalJournal.com to report on the impact of blogs on politics and public policy and to advise lawmakers, interest groups and other Beltway players how to incorporate blogs into their media strategies. Dan Froomkin of The Washington Post dubbed Beltway Blogroll one of “the essential Washington political blogs” — in the company of publications like The Corner, Daily Kos, Political Wire, RedState and Talking Points Memo. Glover’s insights into the blogosphere earned him a “charticle” in The New York Times, an appearance on CNN, and numerous speaking opportunities and panel appearances in Washington. He also started AirCongress, a personal blog that aggregated audio and video content of, by and about Congress.

After leaving National Journal, Glover segued into digital media, first launching a video-sharing website and later serving as editor of the Capitol Hill Tweet Watch Report, a daily e-newsletter and website that curated policy and political tweets before “curation” was cool. In 2011, Glover was selected as a John Jay-HF Guggenheim Reporting Fellow at the John Jay College of Law’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice in New York. As part of his fellowship, Glover produced the blog Justice 2.0: Social Order in the Courts, which examined the impact of social media in courts and law enforcement. He later wrote an article about police Facebook pages for The Crime Report, the center’s online publication.

Glover served as editorial and research director of the David All Group, a marketing and public relations firm that specialized in social and mobile media. As a digital evangelist who loves to teach clients and others how to use the latest communications tools, Glover co-authored guides to Twitter, Pinterest and Google+. He oversaw the development of strategic communications plans for trade associations and major corporations in the technology, defense and health sectors. He also managed the website launch for a Fortune 500 defense and aerospace firm.

Glover developed and implemented an editorial system at DAG to guarantee that the copy the firm produced for clients received the same substantive analysis and grammatical scrutiny as newsroom content. He also created a storytelling checklist to help guide editorial strategy for clients.

Glover began his career as a copy clerk at The Tampa Tribune back when copy editors sketched page layouts on paper and summoned clerks to take the designs to the print shop. Glover’s hand appeared in print before his byline when a Tribune photographer picked his hand to illustrate a feature story. After serving as a copy clerk for a month, Glover was promoted to lead obituary writer, a job he held until he decided to return to West Virginia University to finish his journalism education. He earned his first byline in the Tribune by interviewing the keynote speaker at a college graduation.

Upon returning to his native West Virginia, Glover worked at the Dominion Post in Morgantown during his last two years of college. In the summer of 1989, he earned a top internship at the Charleston Daily Mail. While still at WVU, Glover also worked as a sports photographer for the Blue-Gold News, served a one-week legislative internship at the state capital, and won a student award from the Society of Professional Journalists for a story about former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Danny White.

Blogs have been a professional and personal passion of Glover’s since 2005. He has blogged about adoption from Guatemala (where his children were born), about religion from Russia, and about Navy life from aboard the USS Kearsarge. Glover’s most recent blog projects are two Twitter-related Tumblrs, the Twitter Hall of Shame and Twitter Hall of Fame, though he hasn’t had much time for blogging since starting his own editorial and strategic consultancy, Tabula Rasa Media. He has worked for clients in the defense, aerospace, technology and energy industries.

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