is an international journalist, author, speaker,
educator, media consultant, media producer, and
communication coach based in Denver, Colorado.
He's published about a thousand articles and essays on
diverse topics since 1976, specializing since 1992 in new
media, especially interactive television, distance
learning, and the social effects of new media. In 1997,
he began independently publishing Media Visions
Journal as a free educational web magazine.
As a media trade journalist since the early Nineties
who pioneered the press coverage of interactive media. He
currently writes about the television industry for TV
Technology. His publishing credits include
Cablevision (former managing editor), Multichannel
News, Broadband Week, CED, Interactive Week, Internet
Week, Video Age, Electronic Media, Extra Extra, Transmit,
Publisher's Weekly, Euromedia, and many
He is the author of Financial Opportunities in
Educational Television (Financial Times Media &
Telecoms, UK, 1998), stating the business case for
developing world educational media markets by developing
more educated minds in the world.
Writing under his middle name, Judah Freed, he is the
author of Global Sense, an update of Common
Sense by Thomas Paine for these new times that try
our souls. Winner of the 2005 Evvy Award for Best
Personal Growth Book of the Year, Global Sense
follows Paine's structure and logic to advocate mindful
self rule, personal democracy, and the practical idealism
of changing the world by changing ourselves.
Graduating high school in 1969 with early
undergraduate studies in writing, speech and theater, he
entered journalism as a cub reporter in 1976 at The
Aurora Sun. After a year, he started freelancing for
such Denver newspapers as Westword (from the first
edition onward for five years), Rocky Mountain News,
The Denver Post, Colorado Statesman, and others. He
later edited the Denver edition of Colorado Daily
followed by editing The Denver Downtowner, where
he wrote a popular political column. He's since
freelanced occasionally for newspapers ranging from the
San Diego Union in California to Il Mondo
in Italy. His best writing was syndicated by the European
Press Network (EPN.com).
A lifelong learner, Freed returned to school to earn
in 1988 a dual B.A. in Journalism and Communication from
the University Without Walls at Loretto Heights College,
followed by advanced studies of classical and modern
communication theory and practice through the
individualized M.A. program at Antioch University.
An educator of adults and youth since the Seventies,
he developed the Writing From Within course in
1981. Currently, he teaches communication and humanities
courses at the Denver campus of National American
University. He also teaches communication courses at
Community College of Aurora, where he is helping to lauch
a proposed journalism program.
Freed further serves as a public speaker who's spoken
in the United States and on four other continents. He
speaks about deep literacy, media privacy rights, the
men's liberation movement, and the power of global
As a sideline since the late Seventies, Freed produces
and promotes nonprofit special events, such as community
festivals like the Denver Forum on the Future, Denver
International Week, and Denver Jazz94. He coordinated the
Denver leg of the first live Jason Project with
interactive satcasts from the bottom of the Mediterranean
Since the Eighties, he's produced community cable talk
shows and documentaries. He worked in college radio when
young and lately produced radio reports for the NPR
series, Thin Air.
Finally, Freed is a professional coach trained and
certified in diverse personal growth process faciliation
techniques. He focuses on communication issues
(intrapersonal and interpersonal) along with writing and
publishing issues, such as writers' block removal. He is
a master-teacher of Usui and Liberty Reiki, and currently
is develop the new "Chai Reiki" system of healing.
Kenneth Judah Freed lives in an historic neighborhood
in central Denver.