Media Alert September 1, 2011
Duly Noted: Lindsay Beyerstein’s New Blog for In These Times
CHICAGO/NEW YORK (September 1, 2011) - In These Times is excited to announce that Lindsay Beyerstein will be debuting her new blog, Duly Noted, as part of an upcoming relaunch of InTheseTimes.com. Her first post at Duly Noted will appear Wednesday, September 7.
Beyerstein’s appointment comes after a national search by the magazine to find an experienced reporter to create and maintain a blog covering a variety of topics, from electoral politics to social movements, from fine arts to popular culture.
Joel Bleifuss, Editor & Publisher of In These Times, says:
“Several outstanding candidates applied to be the new InTheseTimes.com blogger, but Lindsay’s proven writing ability, humor, wide range of interests and clear feminist prospective won out. We are confident that Lindsay will soon be making her mark on the world’s media landscape, providing the clear thinking and writing that we so clearly need in these troubled times”
Duly Noted will cover everything from the ongoing war on reproductive rights to the latest movies, books and television, and from the GOP primary race to groundbreaking scientific research.
“I’m very excited to be creating a new blog for In These Times. This is an opportunity for me to combine commentary and reporting, advocacy and criticism. At Duly Noted, I’ll be responding to the news of the day and doing muckraking of my own as the campaign season heats up.”
As a freelance investigative journalist, Beyerstein previously worked as a political reporter for In These Times, and has been a regular contributor to both the magazine and, more recently, the labor blog Working In These Times.
Her work has appeared in Newsweek, Firedoglake, Salon, Slate, AlterNet, the New York Press, The Washington Independent, RH Reality Check and other news outlets. Her photojournalism, which will also appear in Duly Noted, has been featured in New York Times City Blog, the Wall Street Journal, Time and other publications.
One of the Web’s pioneer bloggers, Beyerstein first became known for her blog Majikthise (2004-2010), which in 2010 became Focal Point at Big Think. Beyerstein is the winner of a 2009 Project Censored Award for “Examining the Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act,” published in In These Times in November, 2007. She currently also covers media and labor issues for The Sydney Hillman Foundation, and works as The Media Consortium‘s social media curator.
A native of Vancouver, Beyerstein holds a BA in psychology from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C., and an M.A. in philosophy from Tufts University. She lives in Brooklyn with Darcy James Argue, her partner and the leader of Secret Society, an 18-piece big band.
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Photo credit: Loren Beyerstein.
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