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1962
     
1969
1970
     
2009

Years in BERLIN:
  1968 - 1971
 
Education:
  University of Missouri, BJ, 1975; Wichita State University, MA, 1987
 
Military Service:
  None
 
I spend my day (job/position):
  Associate Professor of Journalism, University of Florida
 
My Hobbies Include:
  Travel
 
Sibling Brats:
  Twin sister Roma (Kirkland, WA), Scott (10 years younger)
 
Partner:
  Robbie Curry, Realtor
 
Dependents:
  Ben, 26, lives in Washington, D.C.; Liddy, 23, lives in San Francisco
 
Pets:
  Cheyenne; no Nellie; she died last year { : - (
 
Extra Stuff About Me:
  I first saw the BERLIN Wall as a 9-year-old in 1962. My father had an earlier overseas assignment at Ramstein AFB and we drove to BERLIN on the autobahn. The Wall was fairly new and mostly cinder blocks.

Click on the photo for a larger version.
  10 Taylorstrasse over the years. Click on the photo for a larger version.

1982             2005              2010


June 2013
Walk Through Former Berlin American High School

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZjzNB8w8Ik



August 2012
Gainsville Magazine

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/01aa4be2#/01aa4be2/92



May 2011
John's 7th annual journalism trip to BERLIN.

http://berlinblog2011.blogspot.com/
and
http://www.jou.ufl.edu/people/faculty/jfreeman/Berlin2011/Berlin%202011%20Profiles.htm




Summer 2010
John's 6th annual journalism trip to BERLIN.

http://www.jou.ufl.edu/people/faculty/jfreeman/Berlin2010/slideshows.htm




8 November 2009
John Freeman '71 in The Gainsville Sun.


Summer 2009

John's 5th annual journalism trip to BERLIN.

http://BerlinBlog2009.blogspot.com

A self-produced 40-page book that features the students' projects.

http://www.blurb.com/books/810566



Summer 2008
John's 16-29 May 2008 annual journalism trip to BERLIN.

http://www.jou.ufl.edu/people/faculty/jfreeman/berlin2008/publish_to_web/



Summer 2007
My BERLIN study-abroad class was conducted May 11-24. We took the course up a big notch this year by establishing a workshop environment with digital cameras, software, recorders and laptops. Everyone recorded sound for each project, and then the audio was mixed with 8-12 still images to create one-minute "Soundslides" shows. From a BERLIN hotel lobby, I uploaded everything as it was produced to our JOU website.

The topics ranged from bar owners to chimney sweeps to real estate developers -- with each mini-story touching on the uniqueness of BERLIN. The 15 particpating students ranged from pre-journalism freshmen to telecom seniors.

(Fast broadband connection required)
http://www.jou.ufl.edu/people/faculty/jfreeman/BERLIN2007/BERLINslideshows.htm



Summer 2006
Here's John's latest (Flash player required). 15 students, 15 stories, plus a 43-picture photo gallery under the EXTRAS link. Catch him at the end:

www.jou.ufl.edu/people/faculty/jfreeman/BERLIN2006/
www.jou.ufl.edu/people/faculty/jfreeman/blog/BERLINblog2006.htm



Summer 2005
John took fifteen of his journalism students to BERLIN the summer of 2005 for a two-week study-abroad. Take a look at the net results of a group documented "mood of the city" and "spirit of its formerly divided people" at:

www.jou.ufl.edu/people/faculty/jfreeman/BERLIN2005/splash.html



1973
1973 Berlin Observer Article



23 January 1969
Click here to see John's photo of Jimi Hendrix.