GILLIAN FRIEDMAN is an award-winning investigative reporter for the Deseret News. Her reporting has appeared in news outlets across the globe, including The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, The Jerusalem Post, and The Times of Israel. She was awarded first place for feature writing in the 2018 Associated Press Association Contest for Utah, Spokane and Idaho, and the 2017 Utah Society of Professional Journalists Award for best minority issues reporting. Gillian graduated summa cum laude from Whitman College in 2016 with a B.A.in Race and Ethnic Studies.
Jun 11, 2019 11:00 am MDTFacial recognition could help speed you through airport security. It could also threaten your civil liberties, experts say The technology is already being used by the TSA, the FBI and police as a security tool. But critics have raised concerns about the potential for it to threaten privacy and free speech.
Jun 5, 2019 9:00 pm MDTWhat Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower wrote his wife on the eve of D-Day, and other D-Day love letters “So if you have a lapse in arriving letters, don’t jump at the conclusion that I don’t want to write — I’ll simply have no opportunity to pick up a pen,” Eisenhower reassured his wife.
Apr 27, 2019 8:45 am MDTDoes Joe Biden have the best chance of beating President Trump in 2020? Of the 20 Democrats running for president, none has quite as much in common with Trump as Biden. Counterintuitively, it may be the two candidates’ similarities — rather than their differences — that could make Biden Trump's biggest threat.
Apr 15, 2019 9:58 pm MDTAs renovation looms, how will officials protect the iconic Salt Lake Temple from fire? The stunning conflagration raises questions for other major architectural structures with religious significance, including those in Utah, such as the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Apr 12, 2019 10:00 pm MDTThe answer to America's border crisis Are Trump’s new plans a realistic answer to America’s border crisis, or are they merely more fodder for controversy and court battles? To find out, the Deseret News talked to immigration experts, policymakers and academics to get their takes.