My name is Jamie Friedland and I’m from Chicago. I studied public policy and environmental science at Duke University, and then environmental law at the UCLA School of Law. Between those opportunities, I lived in Washington, DC for two years working in a number of positions in Democratic politics and environmental communication & advocacy.
I began blogging in the summer of 2008 after interning at the Natural Resources Defense Council and witnessing up close the Senate battle over the Climate Security Act. My experiences with that legislative effort and the news-consuming habits that I developed that summer put me in a position where I felt I was informed enough to actually contribute something via a blog. Especially because there has been a marked decline in the quality and effectiveness of mainstream journalism.
In October 2008, I became a columnist for The Chronicle, Duke University’s daily independent newspaper, and I held that post until they made me leave because I didn’t go to school there anymore. My frustration with the press coverage of global warming also prompted me to complete an honors thesis on “balance as bias” in the media coverage of climate change, which is briefly summarized in my final Chronicle column, “Balancing Act.”
Subsequently, I contributed to the now-defunct Environment page of Change.org for 9 months beginning in the summer of 2010, and crossposted many of my posts at TPM dagblog. Now that I have entered the professional world, I have stopped blogging and chosen to focus more on nature/urban photography instead.
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