Bob Burnett, founding vice president of engineering at Cisco Systems, will take over as publisher of In These Times, a twenty-four year old, Chicago-based progressive newsmagazine that was established by historian and author James Weinstein with the support of such noted intellectuals as Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, and Julian Bond. Burnett replaces Beth Schulman, who is stepping down.

"Bob Burnett brings to the magazine the political savvy of a life-long social justice activist, a proven track record of building not-for-profit institutions, an intimate knowledge of new technologies and the managerial skills that helped turn Cisco Systems into a household name," said In These Times Editor Joel Bleifuss.

Under Burnett's leadership, the magazine plans to publish some of America's great writers and thinkers of the 21st century. Appealing to those who believe in social equity and economic justice, Burnett aims to develop an increased Internet presence and expand the scope of the magazine to include commentary on the social implications of new technology and beefed up coverage of women's issues. Burnett also plans to focus on building circulation and expanding readership of In These Times.

In the October 2000 issue of In These Times, Burnett writes, "I believe that In These Times has a strong tradition of speaking the truth, telling it like it is, whether through investigative reporting or merely talking about what lies in the shadows of American society--I look forward to publishing the truth, vividly, as widely as possible."

In These Times is a national newsmagazine committed to extending political and economic democracy in the United States and around the world and to opposing the dominance of transnational corporations and the tyranny of marketplace values over human values. To achieve those ends, In These Times is dedicated to reporting the news in accordance with the highest journalistic standards; to informing and analyzing popular movements for social, environmental, and economic justice; and to providing an accessible forum for debate about the public policies that shape our future. In that tradition, In These Times has won more Project Censored awards that any other publication for groundbreaking stories on topics like Mad Cow disease, the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, and carcinogenic cosmetics.

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