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Friedman named Wilson Times editor

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Posted 5/2/16

The Wilson Times has named Corey Friedman as its editor, President and Publisher Morgan Dickerman III announced Monday. Friedman served as the Times’ online editor from the summer of 2012 through May 2014 before accepting a position as editor …

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Friedman named Wilson Times editor

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The Wilson Times has named Corey Friedman as its editor, President and Publisher Morgan Dickerman III announced Monday.

Friedman served as the Times’ online editor from the summer of 2012 through May 2014 before accepting a position as editor of the Richmond County Daily Journal in Rockingham, where he stepped down Friday to return to the Times.

“It’s very special to be able to have someone the caliber of Corey to come back to Wilson,” Dickerman said. “Since 1896, we have had a long tradition of having talented, dedicated editors to serve the newspaper and the Wilson community, and I know Corey fits that mold. He has dedicated his life to the newspaper business, and his career choice has led him to this leadership role at The Wilson Times. He is ready and I am excited to have him lead us in this challenging new world of print and new media.”

Friedman started work Monday morning following a two-year stint in Rockingham. His team at the Daily Journal was honored with a combined 21 state and national journalism awards in 2015 and 2016, including four awards for a series of stories on homelessness in Richmond County that led to the formation of a private nonprofit homeless shelter.

“I’m honored to have this opportunity to come home to Wilson and lead newsgathering efforts at one of the state’s finest family-owned newspapers,” Friedman said. “The Wilson Times is recognized year-in and year-out for its exceptional work. I have big shoes to fill, but with the terrific team we have in the newsroom, I’m confident we will carry on the paper’s proud tradition.”

Friedman is a member of the North Carolina Press Association’s Board of Directors and serves on its membership and member services committee. While working in Rockingham, he held memberships in the Rockingham Downtown Corp. and Richmond County Crime Stoppers.

His career in journalism began at the Sun Journal in New Bern, where he was a teen columnist, sports correspondent, intern and part-time reporter. He was hired as a full-time reporter and photographer at the Havelock News in 2006 and transferred to a sister Freedom Communications newspaper, The Gaston Gazette in Gastonia, after 212 years to serve as its public safety reporter.

Friedman was named online editor and later city editor at The Star in Shelby before taking the online editor post in Wilson.

As editor of the Times, Friedman oversees the news, sports and features departments, writes editorials and selects letters and columns for the opinion page, responds to requests for coverage and story submissions and handles corrections and reader concerns.

Contact him at 265-7813 and cfriedman@wilsontimes.com.

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