Ann Friedman is a journalist who writes about gender, media, technology, and culture. She writes a weekly column for New York Magazine, and also contributes regularly to The Los Angeles Times, The Gentlewoman, The New Republic, The New York Times Book Review, ELLE, The Guardian, and Los Angeles magazine.
Previously, she was deputy editor for The American Prospect, executive editor at the Los Angeles-based GOOD magazine, and a co-founder of the employee-driven, crowd-sourced spin-off Tomorrow magazine.
She co-hosts a podcast, Call Your Girlfriend, with Aminatou Sow. Every Friday she sends out an email newsletter full of digital treats to a list of ~25,000 subscribers (and a consistent 50% open rate). She also makes hand-drawn pie charts.
Ann grew up in eastern Iowa, studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and have since moved back and forth between the coasts. (She prefers the west.)