Beyond the Echo Chamber: How a Networked Progressive Media Can Reshape American Politics


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6.84 X 8.2 X 0.61 inches | 0.59 pounds

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About the Author

Jessica Clark is the research director at American University's Center for Social Media and the former executive editor at In These Times. Her twitter is: @samizdata. Tracy Van Slyke is the director of The Media Consortium and is the former publisher of In These Times. Her twitter is @tracyvs. Follow them online at


"From 'he-media' to 'we-media, ' Van Slyke and Clark document the shift from a media universe dominated by a few grim men to one in which progressive media can experiment, collaborate, report, and have real impact."
-- Laura Flanders, Host of GRITtv and author of Blue Grit

"Beyond the Echo Chamber tells one of the great untold stories of this decade: the evolution of an entirely new (and newly powerful) progressive media. . . . It's a must read for media practitioners, consumers, and progressives of all stripes."
-- Christopher Hayes, Washington editor of The Nation and a fellow at the New America Foundation

"[This book] takes us beyond the usual ideas about political media, message, and movement building . . . empowering people to break out of conventional wisdom about politics and media and really start making their own change."
-- Mike Lux, co-founder and CEO, Progressive Strategies

"An inspiring inside guide--as current as this morning's blog post--to progressive media successes in the Net era: exposing corruption, slaying politicians, activating communities, moving Congress, turning elections."
-- Jeff Cohen, director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College