Lydia Fiser runs the Generation Progress Journalism Network and is a contract editor focusing on Economic Justice issues for Generation Progress. Through the Journalism Network, Lydia works to provide 54 progressive college publications with the resources and guidance they need to continue to grow and succeed in their communities. Lydia graduated from the University of Florida with honors in journalism and political science. While in school, she co-founded and edited a progressive monthly publication, The Fine Print, a member of the Generation Progress Journalism Network,which focuses on civil and human rights, environmental degradation, and the preservation of long-form journalism. Through this experience, Lydia developed a great respect for independent media, and has since found her passion lies with journalism that facilitates critical thought and active civil participation. Before joining Generation Progress, Lydia worked as an editor for the New York Times News Service and traveled extensively.