Judah Freed is a journalist, author, speaker, and consultant at Hoku House. He has published about 2,000 articles in newspapers and magazines in Colorado, Hawaii and internationally. He’s written, edited or contributed to more than 15 books,
Judah the author of MAKING GLOBAL SENSE: Grounded Hope for democracy and the earth inspired by Thomas Paine’s Common Sense. In 2003, so far, the book is a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Awards’ Montaigne Medal, and the book is a nominee for Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Award results will be known by June..
His earlier works on global thinking won a 2005 Colorado CIPA Evvy Award for best personal growth book and a national 2007 and 2012 Silver Nautilus Award for best social change book.
To publish his books when he moved to Hawaii in 2010, Judah founded Hoku House, which evolved into a consultancy and service that helps authors independently publish quality books themselves. He rarely publishes books by others, yet an exception is a book he edited, END MEDICAL DEBT, by the three founders of the charity, RIP Medical Debt, who donate all their royalties to buy and forgive debt. Each copy sold forgives about $500 in hardship healthcare bills.
A Colorado native, Judah Ken Freed entered journalism in 1976 through a decade at Denver newspapers as a reporter and editor. He wrote for Westword (first issue onward), Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Magazine, Colorado Woman, and others. He began and edited the Denver edition of Colorado Daily and The Denver Downtowner. Judah returned to Colorado in 2020. Hoku House continues from there.
After going back to school, starting in 1992, he worked nearly two decades as a media industry journalist, writing for top U.S. and European media trade magazines, including Cablevision (managing editor), Multichannel News, Broadband Week, CED, Interactive Week, Video Age, Electronic Media, Euromedia, TV Technology, and others. Specializing in “new media” and its social effects, he pioneered the media industry trade press coverage of the emerging internet, interactive TV, high-definition TV, and distance learning.
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.
Judah also is a professional coach trained in personal growth process facilitation. His services focus on communication issues (intra-personal, interpersonal, organizational) with a specialty in releasing writing blocks and making lifework choices.
Judah is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), PEN America (PEN), Th Authors Guild (AG), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC), Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), and the Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR), serving the Mind Body Spirit community on the COVR membership committee. He earlier served as a president and board director of the Colorado Authors League (CAL), board director and trade shows coordinator of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA), board director of the Denver Press Club, and founder of the 1,000-member Denver Book Club. He currently represents ASJA on steering committee for the National Banned Books Week coalition.
Judah further is a master teacher of Usui and nontraditional Reiki. He is developing the new “Chaim (Life) Reiki” system of healing.
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