Mission: The progressive, inc. Publishes the progressive magazine, produces educational television and radio programs, and distributes editorial material to local and national newspapers.
Programs: The progressive, inc. Prints, distributes, and promotes the progressive magazine that is distributed to approximately 40,000 retailers and subscribers each month. This includes editorial costs which encompass the personnel costs of those who select, edit, and write material for the magazine and art and production costs which include the design, layout, and preparation of the magazine each month for printing by the art director and the art associate.
the progressive, inc. Produces educational television and radio programs, including daily audio commentary and weekly interviews. The progressive, inc. Also distributes editorial material to local and national newspapers through the media project. The media project solicits, edits, and distributes op-ed commentary pieces to daily newspapers in the united states on a full range of domestic issues, as well as issues on foreign policy, peace, and international cooperation.
I have been a fan since 1996 when, as a journalist,I participated in one of IJNR's learning expeditions. I was impresssed by the quality of the program and the sensible and even-handed approach to learning about and reporting on complex environmental issues. Since then, Ive partcipated in part or all of several other expeditions and always found them impressive. I'm a founding board member, having served now for 15 years and suffer through the ever-present fund-raising struggle and only wish I culd be more effective at fund-raising so that more journalists could share the IJNR experience.