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Lew Friedland, co-editor
Lewis Friedland is Director of the Broadcasting Program at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is co-founder of CPN. He also directs ONline Wisconsin, and heads the ONline@UW Publishing Group.
Dr. Friedland spent nearly a decade as a news director and documentary producer at NBC and CBS affiliates, and has continued to produce for Wisconsin Public Television. His documentary, "My Promised Land: The Bernice Cooper Story," won the Alfred I. du Pont-Columbia University Silver Baton in 1995, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Gold Award, the National Association of Black Journalists First Place in Television Broadcasting, and the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism in 1994. His documentary, "Teen Sex: Expecting Trouble," won the Society of Professional Journalists' National Award for Public Service and the Parents Choice Award in 1991.
His publications include Covering the World: International Television News Services, for the Twentieth Century Fund (1992), "Beijing Spring," Journalism Monographs (1996), "Public Television and the Crisis of Democracy," Communication Review (1995), "Public Television as Public Sphere: A Case Study of the Wisconsin Collaborative Project," Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media (1995), "Electronic Democracy and the New Citizenship," Media, Culture and Society (1996), Civic Innovation in America: Community Empowerment, Public Policy, and the Movement for Civic Renewal (2001) with Carmen Sirianni, .
He is married to Stacey Oliker, who teaches sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and has a son, Sam. Before working in television and academia, he was a union activist in the mental health industry in Massachusetts, helped found a community newspaper in upstate New York, and helped establish community cable access stations in the San Francisco bay area.