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Judah Freed

Award-winning author and seasoned journalist.

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About Me

Overvview – Journalist for five decades. Author of seven published books. Editor of 17 books. Speaker on four continents. Indie publishing consultant. Public event and campaign organizer. Educator of adults and youth. Advocate for literacy, freedom to read, reason, democracy, and a livable future

Born and raised in Denver, Lived in New York, Appalachia, Chicago, Los Angeles, and recently Hawaii, plus world travel.. Colorado remains home.

Also a reiki master teacher

Consulting – Help authors and indie publishers create quality books at. Hoku House, Help organizations to practice democracy and make global sense..

Activism – Engaged since the Sixties in campaigns for peace, the environment. and honest government., Current focus is the freedom ti read and think.

Affiliations – 2023 Banned Books Week Coalition (U.S. steering committee), Banned Books Week Colorado (coordinator), .American Society of Journalists & Authors (Banned Books and First Amendment committees), PEN America, The Authors Guild, Society of Professional Journalists, National Society of Newspaper Columnists, Independent Book Publishers Association, Colorado Inde­pendent Publishers Association, Colorado Authors League, Denver Press Club, Coalition of Visionary Resources, The ManKind Project, Network of Spiritual Progressives, International New Thought Alliance, SINE Network, and The Thomas Paine National Historical Association.

Education – Graduate, Denver Public Schools.
– Double BA in Journalism and Communication, University Without Walls at Loretto Heights College (Regis).
– Individualized MA program. Antioch University, researched organizational and public communication .
– Story Workshop, Colombia College of Chicago

Teaching – Sideline in classroom teaching and tutoring of adults and youth. Community colleges, public and private schools .Language arts, communication and humanities.
– Developed and for eight years taught the “Writing from Within” creative writing program at Denver Free University.
– Early advocate of lifelong learning.

Books & Awards

A Fable of Liberty Lost & Found
A parable inspired by Thomas Paine’s.
AUTHOR – Hoku House (2023)
– 2024 COVR Visionary Award, Visionary Fiction – Finalist

Making Global Sense – Grounded hope for democracy and the Earth inspired by Thomas Paine’s Common Sense.
AUTHOR – Hoku House (2021, 2022, 2024)
– 2024 COVR Visionary Awards: Earth Changes, Social Justice, Rising to the Challenge – Finalist
– 2023 Nautilus Book Award, Memoir
– 2023 Eric Hoffer Book Award, Culture
– 2023 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Nominee
– 2023 Montaigne Medal, Finalist

End Medical Debt – Curing America’s Healthcare Crisis
EDITOR – Hoku House (2018, 2021)
– by Jerry Ashton, Robert Goff, Craig Antico, founders of $8 billion charity, RIP Medical Debt.
– 2022 Benjamin Franklin Book Award for Heath.
– #1 Bestseller after PBS NewsHour story.

The Patient, The Doctor and
The Bill Collector
A Medical Debt Survival Guide
EDITOR – Hoku House (2016)
– by Robert E. Goff and Jerry Ashton
– 2016 Foreword Magazine Indies Book Award finalist for Health
– Led to RIP on the John Oliver show

Global Sense – Awakening ourPpower for Democracy and World Peace
AITHOR – Media Visions (2002, 2004, 2006, 2009); Hoku House (20012)
– 2006, 2012 Nautilus Book Awards,
– 2005 CIPA Evvy Book Award
– Featured on C-SPAN BookTV

Financial Opportunities in
Educational Television
– The past, present and future of local to global distance learning.
AUTHOR – Financial Times M&T, London UK (1998)

Client Books, See


Media Trades – For two decades, starting in 1992, working from Denver, I wrote for the top U.S. and European media trade magazines,. including TV Technology, Multichannel News,, Cablevision, Euromedia, Broadband Week, Inter@ctive Week, Internet Week,, Video Age, Convergence, and others.
– Served as a reporter, columnist contributing editor, and managing editor.
– Pioneered world coverage of the internet and interactive digital television.
– Writings about global interactivity, “deep media literacy,” media social effects,, privacy rights, and internet democracy drew calls to speak on four continents.

National and InternationalThe Huffington Post, The Sun, Il Mundo, Courthouse News Service, European Pres Network, Leaps, Science of Mind Magazine, others. Primary focus is on politics, the environment, and society.

Hawaii – Moved to Kauai in 2010 and worked for local publications while I wrote Making Global Sense.. Special sections editor of The Garden Island newspaper, editor of Hawaii Inspiration magazine, feature writer and ad director for Kauai Magazine,.

Colorado – Entering journalism in 1976, I worked a decade covering Denver and Colorado as a reporter, columnist and editor for newspapers and magazines,. among them The Longmont Times-Call, (stringer), Colorado Daily (managing editor), The Denver Downtowner (managing editor)r, Colorado Statesman (lead writer)., The Denver Post, and Rocky Mountain News,. Wrote for startup Westword.. Moved home to Denver in 2020. Currently covering Colorado courts for a news service plus freelancing..

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