I’m Ann Friedman, a magazine journalist who loves the internet.
I used to be the executive editor of GOOD
, and now I’m a freelance writer and editor. More specifically, I write a politics column for NYmag.com
and am one of the co-founders of a crowd-funded magazine called Tomorrow
. I curate the work of women journalists at LadyJournos!
, make hand-drawn pie charts
for The Hairpin, and dispense animated advice
for journalists at the Columbia Journalism Review
. The advice column is based on my short-lived but highly relevant GIF blog, Real Talk From Your Editor
. In July 2012, CJR
named me one of 20 women to watch
. I also do a lot of speaking, mostly at journalism and design conferences.
has appeared in The New Republic, NewYorker.com, ELLE, Rolling Stone, Los Angeles magazine, Time Out Chicago, The Gentlewoman, The American Prospect, TheAtlantic.com, Refinery29, Bookforum, and more.
I grew up in eastern Iowa, went to school at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and have since ping-ponged between the coasts. I prefer the west. I live and work in an excellent little bungalow in Los Angeles.
(I admit I cropped a bloody Mary out of that photograph.)
Really, I look more like this: