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Ann Friedman Tumblr Morphs Into Weekly CJR Column

Here’s some welcome news. As the laid off gang from GOOD continues their transition to the crowd-funded pages of Tomorrow magazine, former executive editor Ann Friedman has found a new home for her signature Tumblr blog #RealTalk.

The page has been made over into a weekly online column for the Columbia Journalism Review. She promises to answer questions about paywalls, gender bias, the sweatshop economics of freelance digital journalism and more:

It’s going to be more than one-liners and animated gifs (though there will be plenty of those). It’s going to be a place for super practical conversation about working in media.

#RealTalk isn’t advice so much as a reality check for the modern journalist. Sometimes I’ll field questions – from ethical quandaries to matters of opinion to pleas for technical help. And sometimes I’ll ignore you all and devote a column to whatever feels timely.

Looks like CJR wasted no time making the best of Friedman’s talents after listing her in their July/August article “20 Women to Watch” and complimenting her at that point on her Tumblr page.

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