Christine M. Tracy is a writer, reporter, and media analyst. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Rhetoric from Rensselaer in Troy, NY, where she studied the evolution of media and worked as a founding editor of Computer-Mediated Communication, one of the Web’s first e-zines. Tracy’s work has focused on technological changes to news creation and dissemination. She wrote The Newsphere: Understanding the News and Information Environment (Peter Lang 2012) to combat disillusionment with news. She coined the word “newsphere” to depict a more dynamic, interactive and responsible news environment that builds on the integral theories of scientist and phenomenologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Reviewers describe The Newsphere as “one of the very few truly practical and professional texts in media ecology, and one of the very few truly philosophical, ecological and sociological journalism news texts.”
Tracy wrote The Mystic as Everyman: Teilhard de Chardin as Integral Theorist to help readers connect their “insides and outsides.” She is currently translating the life, writing, and ideas of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to make them widely accessible. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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