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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. She is currently a contributing writer to The Mighty website and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s MS Connection website.

Her work has appeared in a wide array of venues including: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Baltimore Sun, the Babble website, The Boston Globe, GateHouse News Service, The Hartford Courant, Health Central, The Huffington Post, The Indianapolis Star, Inside Higher Ed, The Mighty, The Nation, The Poynter Institute website, Remedy Health Media, the Smart Music website, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, STAT News, The Avalon Literary Review, and Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine.

boston_herald_logoMeredith was a newspaper reporter for the The Boston Herald, The Republican (then The Union-News), Holyoke Transcript-Telegram, and the Westfield Evening News. 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 in Washington, D.C. Among those reports were a two-part, digitally published report about the 2004 presidential nominating conventions:

Samples of Meredith’s work.

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.
    • Blogger, DotMoms: Blogged about parenting.