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FRIEDMAN, Ann. (Dubuque, IA, 1982-- ). Friedman began her journalism career as an intern with the TELEGRAPH HERALD in 2001. She was an alumna of the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she graduated from its School of Journalism in 2004. She lived in New York City for over a year and then moved to Los Angeles. She identified herself in public speaking engagements and in her work as a feminist.
Friedman started off at the Mother Jones copy desk. Her online editing career began when she took the managing editor position for AlterNet and became an editor at Feministing. After taking a position with The American Prospect as web editor she was promoted to deputy editor from 2008 to 2010. Friedman worked at The American Prospect until she quit in 2010 to pick up more freelance writing work.
The Los Angeles-based GOOD magazine hired her as executive editor in March 2011. As the executive editor, Friedman focused on moving the GOOD brand over multiple platforms and brought a youthful style to its content. That vision, however, was not shared by the management. She was fired along with most of the magazine's editors in June 2012. Friedman and her GOOD colleagues started a crowd-funded magazine called "Tomorrow." That project, backed via Kickstarter, raised $30,000 more than expected.
Friedman's freelance writings were published by Rolling Stone, The New Republic, Newsweek, Glamour, ELLE, and Columbia Journalism Review. Her feminist writings and commentary about politics, popular culture, attitudes about men and women, and gay rights, and dating and sex were widely referenced and quoted by other journalists and editorial writers.
Friedman wrote a politics column at NYMag.com, published pie-charts at The Hairpin, dispersed RealTalk advice for journalists at the Columbia Journalism Review, and contributed to The New Republic. She was a proponent of incorporating GIFs in journalism.
Friedman was the founder of the Lady Journos’ Tumblr site, which curated the accomplishments and works by female journalists and addressed issues of gender disparity in hiring and sexism in the workplace.
Ann Friedman won the 2004 Hearst Award for personality/profile writing. Before that she had won the Telegraph Herald Scholastic Journalist Award. She was among Columbia Journalism Review's "20 women to watch" in its July 2012 issue. In 2013, Tomorrow magazine was nominated for an Utne Media Award.
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