Tracy Van Slyke
Tracy Van Slyke, a former publisher of In These Times, is the project director for The Media Consortium.
Van Slyke has dedicated much of her career as a journalist and communications professional to building a strong independent media infrastructure. She co-authored the landmark articles on the developments in building the progressive media landscape including Making Connections: Why is the news so bad? What can progressives do to fix it? and Welcome to the Media Revolution: How today’s media makers are shaping tomorrow’s news.
As publisher of In These Times, Van Slyke oversaw the magazine’s strategic development, financial management, fundraising, circulation and promotion. Previously, Van Slyke was the magazine’s associate publisher, where she worked to build In These Times’ relationship with other media outlets and national organizations and helped guide the magazine’s strategic development.
Tracy is currently on the leadership council for the both the Progressive Communicator’s Network
and The Media Consortium and is serving as Vice President for Print for the Chicago Association of Women Journalists. Van Slyke also provides strategic communications and planning consulting for numerous non-profits and organizing groups across the country.
Prior to joining In These Times, she was the Communications Director for the National Training and Information Center, a national non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening grassroots organizations. In 2000, she worked in Knight Ridder’s Washington, D.C. bureau during the presidential campaign, covering national politics and events.
Tucker Carlson on Dancing With The Stars
This is not a joke. I'm not even sure what to say... Give me some help here. MORE
The ITT List · August 11, 2006
Thoughts and thank you-Colbert skewers President and White House Press Corps
Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" was amazing at the White House Correspondent Association Dinner Saturday night. If you haven't seen it yet, links to the videos can be found here. ... MORE
The ITT List · April 30, 2006
Russert Watch: Forgetting the new evidence of Bush’s lies
Yawn – I have to say this episode of "Meet the Press" seemed like a filler episode. Russert had Gen. Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on, to share his expert... MORE
The ITT List · March 5, 2006
Bill Moyers: Cheney, Medicare, Right-wing corruption and more
The amazing Bill Moyers is traveling across California with the great group Public Campaign, where he has given an elegant speech on issues including Dick Cheney's hunting accident, links between Jack Abramoff, Tom... MORE
The ITT List · February 24, 2006
Cindy Sheehan’s message after State of the Union arrest
What Really Happened By Cindy Sheehan As most of you have probably heard, I was arrested before the State of the Union address last night. I am speechless with fury at what happened... MORE
The ITT List · February 1, 2006
Leaving women out of the progressive movement
I was going to blog about this, but Garance Franke-Ruta from Tapped already did a great job... Please read and send along to friends and family... MORE
The ITT List · January 17, 2006
Knocking Out “The War on Xmas”
In a one-two-three knock out punch, Air America's Sam Seder took down Bob Knight, the director of the Culture and Family Institute - who is continuing to hype this false "war on Christmas." ... MORE
The ITT List · December 13, 2005
Bill O’Reilly’s Evil Media List
Bill O'Reilly has started a list of evil, lying media outlets... It's short now, but there are promises that it will grow... We're looking forward to it. MORE
The ITT List · November 29, 2005
Viral Video on Iraq war and need for indy media
I received this link to a great 2-3 minute video called "Catapult." It focuses on the "questionable 'marketing' of the War in Iraq, and the mainstream media’s failure to expose the false... MORE
The ITT List · November 16, 2005
Sheehan and dozens others arrested for civil disobedience
Quick notes of the succesful civil disobediance efforts today by anti-war protestors outside the Pentagon and the White House. 1) By David Swanson of afterdowningstreet.org. It has some wonderful pictures and a minute-by-minute... MORE
The ITT List · September 26, 2005