Josh Friedman, Founding Trustee

Josh Friedman is on the advisory boards of the Dart Center on Journalism and Trauma and the Jindal School of Journalism and Communication in India. He travels to Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe to lecture on journalism. He was a longtime member of the board of the Committee to Protect Journalists and served as an early chair of CPJ. Friedman has received numerous journalism awards including the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in 1985 for his coverage of the famine in Ethiopia. Six years ago, the European Journalism Center, the Dutch Foreign Ministry and the Georgian Institute for Public Affairs created an annual prize in his name to honor excellence in journalism. Friedman retired from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2014. During his years there he taught international reporting and was director of international programs and the Cabot Prizes.  He reported for Newsday from 1982 until 2001. He was editor-in-chief of the Soho Weekly News in New York and a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica from 1964 to 1966. He lives in Rensselaerville, New York.