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Eric Freedman

Professor, Journalism


Press coverage of U.S. elections and public affairs, press constraints, press systems and journalism practices in Central Asia, international journalism education, international press rights.

Current Research

"Challenges to Creating Vibrant Media Education in Young Democracies: Accreditation for Media Schools in Georgia.” (Gersamia & Freedman). Journalism & Mass Communication Educator* (in press)

Selected Publications

  • "Press Coverage of Environmental News in Kyrgyzstan and the Role of Eco-Nongovernmental Organizations.” Sultanalieva & Freedman, Central Asia and the Caucasus* (2015).

  • "Making Steel, Making Prosperity, Making Pollution, Making Images: Environmental Photography of Steel Mills and Abandoned Mill Sites.” (Bossen & Freedman). Visual Communication Quarterly* (2015).

  • "Real-World Learning of Public Affairs and Environmental Journalism: Two Models." (Freedman & Poulson). Journalism & Mass Communication Educator* (2014).

Government Focus

International, Local, State

Public Service

Society of Environmental Journalists
State Bar of Michigan (Law and Media Committee)
Central Eurasian Studies Society
Central Asian Scholars & Media Initiative Advisory Board
International Association for Media & Communication Research
The Newspaper Guild
Admitted to practice law in Michigan (1985-present) and New York (1976-2010) state and federal courts