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Meredith O’Brien has written a variety of pieces on topics from pop culture, politics and gender issues, to education and media criticism, including more than a dozen pieces for the Society of Professional Journalists’ publication Quill.

Her work has appeared in a wide variety of venues including: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Baltimore Sun, The Boston Globe, The Hartford Courant, The Huffington Post, The Indianapolis Star, The Nation, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Avalon Literary Review, and Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine.

She formerly wrote on a regular basis for:

  • logoModern Mom/Mommy Tracked: Meredith was a featured weekly columnist who wrote about pop culture and politics with a focus on the depiction of women in the media. Mommy Tracked (later bought by Modern Mom) was listed on Forbes‘ top 100 sites for women and was called “edgy” by the Wall Street Journal.
  • Blogger, Picket Fence Post: Blogged about parenting and suburban family lifestyles. Nominated as a Best of Boston Blog by local CBS affiliate.
  • Blogger, Notes from the Asylum: Pop culture, politics and media blogger. Nominated as a Best of Boston Blog by local CBS affiliate.
  • 1305gatehousemedialogoSyndicated columnist, blogger for Gatehouse News Service: Wrote a monthly, award-winning column about parenting.
  • Blogger, CliqueClackTV/CliqueClack Flicks: Former contributor to TV and film blogs.

boston_herald_logoMeredith was a reporter for the the Westfield Evening News, Holyoke Transcript-Telegram, The Republican (then The Union-News) and The Boston Herald. She was a blogger for The Boston Herald online, writing its parenting blog, The Boston Mommy Blog which contained news and commentary.

cpi_logoShe also researched and wrote several investigative reports for The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative reporting organization. Among those reports were a two-part, digitally published report about the 2004 presidential nominating conventions:

A sampling of Meredith’s other work.

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  • Getting Steamy with Dr. Uhthoff: An essay in Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine about the impact of heat sensitivity on the life of a multiple sclerosis patient.
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