Dan Friedman

Dan is a writer, an editor, a leader in the fight against disinformation and hate in social media. He is an expert on representing your stories, your ideas, and your organization in the most effective way possible. Dan was the only Yale Ph.D. on the writing staff of Sacha Baron Cohen and the only qualified soccer coach to have been executive editor at the Forward. Dan’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal.
In 2021 Dan advises HIAS and the Center for Countering Digital Hate, an international nonprofit dedicated to fighting hate and disinformation online. Most recently Dan was Director of Content and Communications for the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where he led the strategic communication effort, including an online rebrand and the production of new multimedia content.
Previously, Dan served as executive editor of the Forward, where he won numerous awards for writing and editing including a 2018 Rockower award for editorial writing for “For Shame, President Trump,” his response to the events in Charlottesville.                                                      Dan received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale and an MA in English Literature from Cambridge, where he captained the university soccer team. Dan is the author of an ebook about the roots of “Tears for Fears,” the 80’s rock band. He writes regularly about whisky, about books for the Los Angeles Review of Books, and about soccer for 8by8 Magazine.

LABA project:

“A Biblical Gonzago”: A novelized version of “Hamlet” set in New York City. Working out the play within a play, and the chapter where this occurs is Dan’s LABA project. The play will be performable and powerful, and Biblical rather than contemporary.

If you could break one thing, what would it be? 

The fossil fuel industry.