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Award-winning journalist and authorTad Bartimus shares her
no-nonsense insights on the details of our lives in Among Friends, a weekly common-sense commentary from United Feature Syndicate that appears in newspapers nationwide.
When illness compelled Bartimus to leave the AP in 1993, she was named Atwood professor of journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
story to the book WAR TORN: Stories of War from the Women Reporters Who Covered Vietnam (Random House, 2002).
also wrote the text for Requiem, a collaborative effort with David Halberstam, Horst Faas and Tim Page that won Overseas Press Club
and George Polk awards in 1998.
Bartimus co-authored Trinity's Children: Living Along America's Nuclear Highway with Wall Street Journal columnist Scott McCartney, and was a co-author with other band members, including Stephen King, Amy Tan and Matt Groening, of Mid-Life Confidential: The Rock Bottom Remainders Tour America with Three Chords and an Attitude.
One of 55 women whose careers have been chronicled in the Washington Journalism Foundation's
Oral History Project, Bartimus
has also been awarded a lifetime achievement medal from her
alma mater, the University of Missouri School of Journalism
Twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing (1989, 1991), she
has been honored for her
writing by the Associated Press Managing Editors Association
more times than any other living AP journalist.
has received Headliner and Inter American Press Association
awards, and a year after launching Among Friends, Bartimus
won the Clarion Award from the Association for Women
in Communications for best editorial commentary over 100,000 circulation.
In 1985, Bartimus founded the Journalism and Women Symposium, an organization that aims to help women journalists and writers achieve their full potential.