User Profile for Tracy Van Slyke (tvslyke)
Tracy Van Slyke
Bio: Tracy Van Slyke has dedicated much of her career as a journalist, communications professional and media producer to building a strong independent media infrastructure. She is currently the Program Coordinator for The Media Consortiumâ€”a new network of the nationâ€™s leading, independent progressive media outlets. Through The Media Consortium (www.themediaconsortium.org), she works to organize effective partnerships and innovative projects that will change the terms of the American political and cultural debate as well as create a cooperative infrastructure that supports a sustainable future for independent media.
Van Slyke is the former publisher of In These Times magazine, a national, award-winning monthly magazine of progressive news, analysis and cultural reporting. In 2005 and 2006, she co-authored the landmark articles on strengthening the progressive media landscape including, â€œMaking Connections: Why is the news so bad? What can progressives do to fix it?â€ and â€œWelcome to the Media Revolution: How todayâ€™s media makers are shaping tomorrowâ€™s news.â€ These articles are the basis for a book to be published by The New Press in 2009.
Joined: May 30 '07
Last login: Jun 12 '07