David Eads has been trying to make "good internet" for over twenty years. Eads is a co-founder of the Invisible Institute, where he also built The View From The Ground. He helped create FreeGeek Chicago, a community-based computer recycling organization. He has built editorial products as a reporter and editor at the Chicago Tribune, NPR Visuals, ProPublica Illinois, and The Chicago Reporter. Eads was a member of the team of independent journalists who won the 2019 Premio Gabo for general coverage for their reporting on mass graves in Mexico.