Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia
B.A., Webster University
Dr. Friedman joined the School in 2004. Her teaching and research areas include historical and contemporary mass media representations of gender and race.
She is the editor of American Journalism, published by the American Journalism Historians Association.
She is the author of From the Battlefront to the Bridal Suite: U.S. and British Mass Media Coverage of British War Brides 1942-1946 (University of Missouri Press, 2007). Her research has been published in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism History, American Journalism and Feminist Media Studies, among other journals.
Friedman also is the author of Web Search Savvy: Strategies and Shortcuts for Online Research (Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004), reflecting her professional background as a reporter and editor.
She and colleague Anne Johnston received a 2013 McCormick Foundation grant to develop a specialized reporting institute on covering sex trafficking. She is co-director of The Irina Project (TIP) which monitors media representations of sex trafficking and advocates for the responsible and accurate reporting of sex trafficking.
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