Tonight on the show Judah Freed!Kenneth Judah Freed is an international journalist, author, speaker, educator, media consultant, media producer, and communication coach based in Denver, Colorado.
He's published about a thousand articles and essays on diverse topics since 1976, specializing since 1992 in new media, especially interactive television, distance learning, and the social effects of new media. In 1997, he began independently publishing Media Visions Journal as a free educational web magazine.
As a media trade journalist since the early Nineties who pioneered the press coverage of interactive media. He currently writes about the television industry for TV Technology. His publishing credits include Cablevision (former managing editor), Multichannel News, Broadband Week, CED, Interactive Week, Internet Week, Video Age, Electronic Media, Extra Extra, Transmit, Publisher's Weekly, Euromedia, and many others.
He is the author of Financial Opportunities in Educational Television (Financial Times Media & Telecoms, UK, 1998), stating the business case for developing world educational media markets by developing more educated minds in the world.
Writing under his middle name, Judah Freed, he is the author of Global Sense, an update of Common Sense by Thomas Paine for these new times that try our souls. Winner of the 2005 Evvy Award for Best Personal Growth Book of the Year, Global Sense follows Paine's structure and logic to advocate mindful self rule, personal democracy, and the practical idealism of changing the world by changing ourselves.
Graduating high school in 1969 with early undergraduate studies in writing, speech and theater, he entered journalism as a cub reporter in 1976 at The Aurora Sun. After a year, he started freelancing for such Denver newspapers as Westword (from the first edition onward for five years), Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post, Colorado Statesman, and others. He later edited the Denver edition of Colorado Daily followed by editing The Denver Downtowner, where he wrote a popular political column. He's since freelanced occasionally for newspapers ranging from the San Diego Union in California to Il Mondo in Italy. His best writing was syndicated by the European Press Network (EPN.com).
A lifelong learner, Freed returned to school to earn in 1988 a dual B.A. in Journalism and Communication from the University Without Walls at Loretto Heights College, followed by advanced studies of classical and modern communication theory and practice through the individualized M.A. program at Antioch University.
An educator of adults and youth since the Seventies, he developed the Writing From Within course in 1981. Currently, he teaches communication and humanities courses at the Denver campus of National American University. He also teaches communication courses at Community College of Aurora, where he is helping to lauch a proposed journalism program.
Freed further serves as a public speaker who's spoken in the United States and on four other continents. He speaks about deep literacy, media privacy rights, the men's liberation movement, and the power of global sense.
As a sideline since the late Seventies, Freed produces and promotes nonprofit special events, such as community festivals like the Denver Forum on the Future, Denver International Week, and Denver Jazz94. He coordinated the Denver leg of the first live Jason Project with interactive satcasts from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea.
Since the Eighties, he's produced community cable talk shows and documentaries. He worked in college radio when young and lately produced radio reports for the NPR series, Thin Air.
Finally, Freed is a professional coach trained and certified in diverse personal growth process faciliation techniques. He focuses on communication issues (intrapersonal and interpersonal) along with writing and publishing issues, such as writers' block removal. He is a master-teacher of Usui and Liberty Reiki, and currently is develop the new "Chai Reiki" system of healing.
Kenneth Judah Freed lives in an historic neighborhood in central Denver.
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