Senior Producer Linda Friend retired from Wisconsin Public Television after 25 years, where she was awarded more than forty national and international broadcast and journalism awards, including two duPont-Columbia Silver Batons, the Pulitzer Prize for television.
Friend earned her Master’s degree in Journalism & Mass Communications at UW-Madison in 2006 and completed her PhD (Master of Fine Arts, MFA) degree in Art-film/video at UW-Madison in May 2010. She is a senior Instructor at Edgewood College, where she teaches video production and cultural studies courses. She also teaches photography and video courses at neighborhood centers and summer sessions with the UW Education and Outreach Partnerships & People programs for minority youth. As Media Arts Coordinator for the Dane County Boys & Girls Clubs, she teaches photograpphy and video to inner city youth, and leads an Edgewood College partnership mentoring class with Boys & Girls Club students. Her photography projects and video documenatries are exhibited throughout the Midwest.