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Michael Freeman

Michael Freeman was born in Fall River, Massachusetts. A graduate of Hampshire College (1986, Bachelor of Arts) and George Washington University (1991, Masters in Political Management), he got his start in journalism in 1988 when he was hired as a reporter for a weekly newspaper on the North Shore of Boston, The Ipswich Chronicle. He would spend 11 years as a reporter for an urban daily, The Fall River Herald News, before relocating to Orlando in 2002. Michael returned to the world of weekly newspapers in June 2003 when he became the editor of The Reporter, a weekly in Central Florida that was published by The New York Times. After 8 years in that position, Michael branched out on his own by forming Freeline Productions, a freelance writing and editing service that included an online news magazine, Freeline Media. In July 2013, he returned to print media as the editor of a series of community newspapers produced by The Orlando Sentinel.
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