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Tracey Linton Craig



Writer/Editor/Multimedia Content Developer. Freelance: Ithaca, New York, and Washington, D.C. (1988-1991, 1995-present)

  • Manage media projects, from producing a music CD to generating interactive CD-ROMs and web sites; research and create content, assist in initial design and production
  • Write articles on wide variety of topics, with special emphasis on cultural and museum themes as well as individual and company profiles
  • Edit publications ranging from annual reports, books, and exhibit catalogues to guides, brochures, and newsletters
  • Photograph and record events (video and audio) on ad hoc basis for publication and to augment written content development
  • Cover and report on professional conferences and seminars
Clients have included American Association of Museums, American Council for the Arts, American Psychological Association, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Communiqué, Finger Lakes Productions, Finger Lakes Wine Gazette, Ithaca Sciencenter, Kindermusik, National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities, New York Folklore Society, Smithsonian Institution, and World Book Encyclopedia, as well as Cornell University, Ithaca College, University of Maryland, University of Pennsylvania, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, and other education associations.

Writer/Editor, Publications Department, Office of College Relations, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York. Primarily responsible for admission and international programs literature as well as some music, theater, and communications publications. Wrote occasional features for the Ithaca College News and recruitment magazines such as College Digest. Supervised design and production of a wide variety of ephemeral materials ranging from four-color tabloids, posters, and brochures to CD-ROM and video presentations, working with outside designers as well as in-house staff. (1991-1995)

Accomplishments: Designed, wrote, and supervised production of text, audio, and video clips for 40-screen interactive CD-ROM presentation; created effective new publications for accepted students and the college"s growing international student market; wrote and helped produce three 60-second video spots for television.
Public Affairs Specialist, City of Falls Church, Virginia. Chief writer and photographer for two monthly publications, Focus, a community newsletter, and Cherry Hill Chronicle, an employee newsletter. Served as spokesperson for city council and police, dealing directly with local media. Wrote news releases, assisted community groups with promotion efforts, provided information about city affairs and services to public. Supervised graphics specialist and administrative secretary. (Part-time: 1990-1991)
Accomplishments: Improved photography skills; honed public relations and promotional abilities
Senior Associate Editor, American Association of Museums, Washington, D.C. Worked on all facets of publications, including award-winning bimonthly magazine, MUSEUM NEWS; monthly newsletter, Aviso; and special projects, primarily books and brochures. Assisted in determining magazine content and editorial policy; helped administer $802,000 budget. Wrote feature articles ranging from museum and personality profiles to evaluations of issues in the field. Researched and wrote news stories. Supervised production and copy editors. Directed layout and design for newsletter. (1984-1988)
Accomplishments: Developed "Profiles" and "Trends In. . . " feature series, expanded and revised annual meeting coverage. Supervised transition to telecommunicating coded type for the newsletter, achieving 40-percent cost savings; advised on similar transition for magazine, with close to 30-percent savings. Significantly improved consistency of delivery time for Aviso. Redesigned newsletter format, enlarging news hole and updating graphic image. Doubled ad revenues from $62,654 in 1984 to $125,950 in 1988.
Assistant Editor, History News, American Association for State and Local History, Nashville, Tennessee. Wrote regular features. Prepared and edited other columns. Reported on conferences, ran press room at annual meeting. Supervised editorial assistant and support staff. As editorial assistant (1980-1981), edited copy and read proof, wrote monthly Ideas column, performed background research for stories. Compiled and edited the 12th edition of the Directory of Historical Societies and Agencies in the U.S. and Canada, a standard reference book. (1980-1983)
Accomplishments: Helped to refocus magazine, working with managing editor to emphasize hard news content. Created "History Update" column, with bulletins from Capitol Hill relating to the arts and humanities. In seeing Directory through production, devised new strategy for gathering information, increasing listings by more than 30 percent.
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Exhibit Design Flunky, Soundlab, Experience Music Project, Seattle, Washington. Assisted in developing interactive museum exhibits for Paul Allen's music museum, focused on encouraging visitors to listen, learn, and participate in music--and experience the power and joy of music in all its forms. (Graduate internship, 1998)

Accomplishments: Authored exhibit label draft copy, created design mockup for Match the Beat prototype and treatments for exhibits on sampling, mixing and equalization basics, cutting a record, the theremin. Helped generate audiovisual and artifact placement master plans for Milestones and other exhibits. Researched artists and instrument visuals for Guitar Gallery.
Video Production Assistant, Cornell University Media Services, Ithaca, New York. Three-month internship offered hands-on experience in all aspects of in-house video operation, including field production and studio broadcasts. (Graduate internship, 1997)
Accomplishments: Ran camera, edited tape, assisted with lighting for projects that ranged from documentary on geese overpopulation and promo spot for Cornell Extension outreach programs to health-related docu-dramas (in English and Spanish). Interacted with clients, seeing projects from initial idea and preliminary scripting to establishing location and shot lists, identifying talent, and production work through final editing (Media 100). Also operated one of three studio cameras for live broadcasts; helped with live remote broadcasts.
Folk Music DJ, Nonesuch, WVBR--93.5 FM, Ithaca, New York. Four-and-a-half-hour Sunday morning show featuring folk music and music in the folk tradition. Substitute for regular host as needed, approximately 15 times a year (1997-present)

Production Assistant, Gallery 26, cable TV program featuring interviews with local artists. Helped script shows, conducted preliminary interviews, and wrote "What's Happening in Nashville Arts" segment for show on public access channel. (1982)

Interviewer, Marion Simon Research, Inc. Conducted opinion and product surveys for advertising market, with location supervisor duties. Initiated and successfully implemented organization expansion, hiring Ithaca interviewing team for this Rochester, New York, firm. (1979, 1980)

Coordinator. Organized regional conference for the Oberlin College Women's Center, founded and led alternative education group, directed local fund-raisers for Oxfam-America, recruited volunteers for successful school board campaign. (1974-1978)

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Ithaca College, M.S. in communications (1999)

  • Emphasis on interactive multimedia and new media development in museums, with coursework including theory and research as well as hands-on video production experience
  • Awarded $40,000 Park Fellowship
Oberlin College, BA (1979)
  • Major in sociology, with minors in communications and history
Additional work at Cornell University, University of Rochester

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Videographer: Betacam, DV shooting experience. Wrote, edited, and produced promo for American Medical Women's Association with historical emphasis on great-grandmother Emma Linton Hill, one of first female physicians
Photographer: Images reproduced in several publications
Historical researcher: From Chillicothe to Chickamauga: A Yankee Soldier's Civil War Diary (unpublished). Transcribed ancestor's war journal, with research annotations from private and government documents.
Experienced traveler: Extended road trips through Nova Scotia, American Southwest, Pacific Northwest as well as several cross-country adventures; journeys to Czech Republic and portions of Western Europe, Japan, and Iceland.

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  • Access for All web site for Cornell University Program on Employment and Disability (2000)
  • Web site for Kindermusik affiliate operation in Ithaca (1999)
  • New York Folklore Society web site--meeting invitation component (1998)
  • Finger Lakes Productions radio spots (30- and 60-seconds) for national syndicated Nature Watch, Animal Instincts, Ocean Report, (1997-98)
  • The People Behind the Product; Wilcox Press,12-page, four-color promo piece (1998)
  • Stringer for Finger Lakes Wine Gazette (photographs and stories) with regular features such as "Long Live the Revolution! Frank Vineyards Continue Family Tradition of Passion for Fine Winemaking;" "Look for the Unique Label: Successful Label Design Reflects a Winery's Character--and Helps Sell Product," "Gleanings From Treleaven: Or How I learned to Love Picking Grapes at King Ferry."
  • FUN-damentals: A Guide for Group Visits to the Sciencenter (1995)
  • Encyclopedia of African History (copy editor) Zenda Publishing (1995)
  • Conference reporting for several Smithsonian events, American Symphony Orchestra League, American Council for the Arts, National Science Foundation, and National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities (1988-1991)
  • Snakes, Snails, and History Tales: Discovery Rooms at the Smithsonian, Smithsonian Institution Press (1991)
  • Annual Report, Corcoran Gallery of Art (1989)
  • Work Papers I, Federation of Artists and Performing Theatres (1990)
  • The Art of Tapestry (catalogue), University of Maryland (1991)
  • "Shorts," Currents (1988-1991)
  • "Testing the Waters: How Will Museums Set Their Own Standards for Educational Excellence?" AAM Forum (Spring 1990)
  • "Play Match and Win (And Find Out Where the Mayoral Candidates Stand on D.C. Development Issues)," Building Washington (Spring 1990)
  • ""Wonderful, Wonderful!" Washington's Architectural Renovations Meet With Acclaim," Building Washington (Spring 1990)
  • "Hard Drivin' Woman: Fran Kittridge and Her Safety Committee Are Making a Difference," Mass Motor (Winter 1989)
  • "For the Record: Neil Ratliffe and the International Piano Archives at Maryland," Library Issues (Winter 1989)
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Ithaca College

  • Ithaca: Educating Professionals in the Liberal Arts Tradition, CD-ROM presentation produced by College View (Spring 1995)
  • "Making the Transition to College," College Digest (Spring 1995)
  • "Easing Into Student Life: Freshman Seminars at Ithaca Enhance the Learning Experience," Newsletter for Accepted Students (Spring 1995)
  • "Ithaca College: The Best of Many Worlds," Private Colleges and Universities (1995)
  • "London Calling," College Digest (Winter 1994)
  • Ithaca College London Center brochure (1994)
  • "Profile: The Class of 1997," Ithaca College Quarterly (Winter 1994)
  • International Recruiting Prospectus (1993)
  • "Methods, Music Fundamentals, and Musicianship: A Look at Music Education in America," Ithaca College News (10/5/92)
  • "Music as a Language: Composer Karel Husa Communicates His Visions in Symphonic Form," Ithaca College News (3/2/92)
  • "Husa's Centennial Composition Remembers Lake Cayuga," Ithaca Centennial (Winter 1992)
  • "Building for Tomorrow's Scientists," College Digest (Fall 1992)
Museum News
  • "'Re-Interpreting' the Past: As the Way We Look at History Changes, So Do History Museums and Historic Homes (2/89)
  • "Off-Campus Audiences: University Museums Reach Out to the Community" (11/88)
  • "Changing the Way People Think: Re-Created Rainforests in Zoos are Key to the Survival of the Real Thing" (9/88)
  • "Afterschool Adventures: Children's Museums Offer Programs for 'Latch-key' Kids" (7/88)
  • "A Perspective on Pittsburgh: The AAM Gathers for its 83rd Annual Meeting" (7/88)
  • "The Play's the Thing: Using Theatre as an Interpretive Technique" (5/88)
  • "A Hard Row to Hoe: Turning a Living History Farm into a Classroom Can Be a Real Challenge" (3/88)
  • "San Francisco Redux: A Report on the AAM Annual Meeting" (10/87)
  • "Around the World in Eighty Ways: A Guide to Museum Travel Programs" (2/87)
  • "New York, New York: What a Wonderful Meeting" (8/86)
  • "Seafaring Traditions Live on in Bath" (12/85)
  • "At Brandywine Museum, Art Reflects Nature" (10/85)
  • "Five Days in Detroit: Museum Professionals Plan for the Future" (10/85)
  • Interview: "Practical Advice from a Videodisc Designer" (8/85)
  • Profiles: "Risking It: Women as Museum Leaders" (2/85)
  • "All Together Now: The AAM Meets in Washington" (10/84)
History News
  • "History's Future Plays Well in Rochester" (11/88)
  • "The Price of Progress: To Change Its Image and Expand Programs, the Southern Oregon Historical Society Must Leave Its Historic Hometown" (8/83)
  • "Packaging the Past: Winterthur Museum Takes a Calculated Gamble on Reproducing Its Collections for Sale" (7/83)
  • "Retreat into History: Visitors to Maine's Washburn-Norlands Leave the 20th Century to Re-Create 1870s Downeast Family Life" (6/83)
  • "Champions of History: From Statehouses to Capitol Hill, Politicians Defend and Support Heritage Programs" (5/83)
  • "Afro-American History: Six Professionals Examine Major Issues in Black History at the Local Level" (2/83)
  • "'Going Strong': The Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum Opens in Rochester, New York" (1/83)
  • "Who Pays for Professional Development?" (12/82)
  • "History for Sale: What Happens When Subsidy Presses Publish History?" (11/82)
  • "History's Top 10 Jobs: A Look at the Perks, the Pain, the Prestige of Important Positions in State and Local History," (7/82)
  • "Aesthetics Aside: How to Find Historical Information in Works of Art" (6/82)
  • "Delicate Balance: Hagley Museum Traces the Impact of Technology and Its Products on Society and the Individual" (5/82)
  • "Rowena Stewart, Keeper of the Story" (2/82)
Paper Presentations
  • Sound Design: Using Audio as a Creative Tool: workshop for Museums and the Web 2000; presentation offers a review of good (and bad) sound design, with ground rules for designing with sound and a consideration of the future potential of web audio. Minneapolis, April 19, 2000.
  • Content and Community (panel chair): Multimedia presentation for Museums and the Web 1999, with colleagues from Brazil, Kenya, and the U.S addressing the ways in which museums are beginning to establish genuinely interactive web content that reflects--and is a product of--their communities. New Orleans, March 12, 1999.
  • Colloquium: Museums, Learning, and the Web. What are museums doing on the internet? A look at how history art museums, science centers, zoos, and aquariums are helping to change the way we learn. Delivered in fulfillment of Park Fellowship requirements; Ithaca College, May 7, 1998.
  • Perceptions of Participation: A Qualitative Exploration, co-authored with Tamara DiVasto, Nicola Pytell, and Su Tien; presented October 15, 1998, at the annual meeting of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, in Portland, Maine.
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