The Progressive is pleased to welcome Norman Stockwell as its new publisher. Stockwell will join the dedicated staff at the 107-year-old publication on July 1, 2016 as it continues its tradition of giving powerful voice to the crucial issues of our time.
“We are delighted to have Norm join us,” said Ruth Conniff, Editor-in-Chief of The Progressive. “He has been a longtime friend of the magazine and is extremely well respected in the broader alternative media world. We look forward to having his vision and experience to help The Progressive carry on its important legacy and reach new audiences at this critical moment in our country’s history.”
“I am so excited by this opportunity to bring my experience and connections in the world of independent media to a new platform,” said Stockwell. “The Progressive, with its rich history and strong reputation as an alternative news source, is an ideal place to bring out stories that impact and inform the lives of everyday people and help us to move forward to a more just and peaceful future.”
Norman Stockwell has spent the last 33 years at WORT Community Radio, a world-renowned listener-sponsored station in Madison, Wisconsin. While at WORT he has covered national and international issues with radio reports, print articles and talk programs. His reports and interviews have appeared on Free Speech Radio News, DemocracyNow! & AirAmerica, and in print in Z Magazine, the Capital Times, AlterNet, the Tico Times, Toward Freedom, and elsewhere. He is co-editor of the book REBEL REPORTING: John Ross Speaks to Independent Journalists (Hamilton Books/Rowman-Littlefield).
For the past twenty-one years, Stockwell has served as Operations Coordinator at WORT, and before that ran a folk music school, worked in a food cooperative, an IWW printshop, and as an archeologist, where he also marketed scientific publications and served as associate editor for a national magazine. He joins The Progressive with a diverse skill set and a goal of working to build on the magazine's grand history and legacy.
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