Sustaining Independent Media

Erin Polgreen

We wanted to make sure you didn't miss the announcement of our new Sustainer program. Once you've finished reading, take a moment to check out the new program, as well as all the benefits of becoming a Sustainer.

Interested in issues facing independent media? Then check out the audio from these discussions featuring ITT staff.There is no media justice without women Jessica Clark, former Executive Editor of In These Times, was a featured participant on this panel, which discussed existing inequalities in media and strategies for working towards a media policy that fairly represents all people.Building and Sustaining Independent Media In These Times Publisher Tracy Van Slyke moderated this discussion of independent media's role in the broader media landscape and the opportunities and challenges that face independent media outlets. The panel invited participants to consider how independents can be proactive and balance out the current media landscape, one often dominated by corporate interests and conservative influences.

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Before coming to The Media Consortium in February 2008, Erin was an Associate Publisher for In These Times, where she managed advertising, marketing and outreach.Erin began working with In These Times as an editorial intern in June 2005. That August, she joined the staff as Advertising and Marketing Coordinator and was promoted to Associate Publisher in February 2007.From August 2004 through May 2005, Erin served with City Year Chicago, an Americorps program. As a Senior Corps member, she co-led a team of literacy tutors at an elementary school on the West side of Chicago. Erin graduated with departmental honors and a degree in English from Webster University in May 2004.
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