Jack Freifelder

Editorial Writer — Sports

Atlanta, New York City, Greater Chicago Area

Jack Freifelder

My name is Jack Freifelder. I'm a reporter with a penchant for sports. But there's more to life than just box scores, and stepping outside your comfort zone is the only way to really learn about yourself.


Investors can go global in Miami: CEO

The developer of the Panorama Tower in Miami sees the building as a chance for investors to invest in an emerging global city. The mixed-use project being developed by Florida East Coast Realty (FECR) will feature an 83-story tower with 821 residences and 128 corporate suites. It will be the tallest building in Miami upon completion.
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Wine in the US: 'Made in China' is rare

China has moved into many markets in the United States, but there is one where the 'Made in China' label is rare: wine. The world's second-largest wine grower is focusing on its huge domestic market, report Jack Freifelder and Bian Jibu from New York. China now has more vineyards than France, Italy, Australia and the United States.
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Robotics industry sees rising demand

As robots are used for a growing number of business and everyday applications, experts say there is a need for more education and a better understanding of the industry. "We have to prepare our workforce, and we have to prepare our students," said Dennis Kambeitz, education and business development leader for Canada-based EZ Robot.
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Giving it away in China

How philanthropic are China's new billionaires and millionaires? Experts in the world of giving say the potential is there, but the motivation and mechanisms for giving may not be, reports Jack Freifelder from New York.
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Columbia professor honored

In 2003, while Asia was in the throes of the SARS epidemic, Dr W. Ian Lipkin, a professor of epidemiology at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, left the United States for his first visit to China. It was far from a sightseeing mission. Lipkin was heading out to help in the fight against the deadly SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak. As an expert on diseases and how they spread, Lipkin was called on to help vet their plan of action to combat the epidemic, looking for holes in their strategy.
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Wright brothers plane replicas head to China

Two complete sets of replicas of the Wright brothers' earliest airplanes are headed for museums in China. Wright Brothers USA LLC, which handles the trademark, said that replicated planes and equipment have been sold to the Beijing Hangcheng International Investment Co, according to the Dayton Daily News. The specifics of the deal were not disclosed, but David Lightle, CEO of Wright Brothers USA, said the transaction could net "close to seven figures each," adding that China's appreciation for the history of aviation served as an impetus for the sale.
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Clinton courts Asian-American vote

Hillary Clinton is reaching out to Asian American and Pacific Island voters to support her campaign for the White House. The Democratic presidential front-runner will visit San Gabriel, California, on Thursday to launch "Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders for Hillary," the first of many events to "engage, energize and organize AAPI (Asian-American and Pacific Islander) voters," according to a statement from her campaign. San Gabriel's population of about 40,000 is 60.7 percent Asian, according to US Census figures.
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Faraday sees future in electric cars

A move from a California-based electric car manufacturer to locate a new $1 billion manufacturing plant outside of Las Vegas could signal the arrival of a new player in the electric car market. But plenty of competition awaits Faraday Future, according to a pair of automotive industry analysts.
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China hungry for US agricultural goods

US farm exports to China have risen steadily in recent years, and the country's increase in population and a growing middle class point to a greater expansion of that food trade, according to a report from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) report.
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Luxify looks to link China and King of Pop

The music of Michael Jackson has been heard all over the world, and now buyers in China are being given a shot to grab a piece of his past.
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Harvard, Stanford basketball teams to play in Shanghai

Harvard University will play Stanford University in Shanghai next November when the Pac-12 Conference kicks off its second annual China game. The game will be played on Nov 12 and televised live in the US (Nov 11). Specific venue and broadcast information will be announced later. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will sponsor the game.
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2 US college basketball teams to tip off in Shanghai

The crowd may be a bit larger and the venue more high profile, but it's still a basketball game. So said Lorenzo Romar, head coach of the University of Washington Huskies men's basketball team, whose team will meet the University of Texas Longhorns in the first regular-season college game to be played in China on Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai.
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Jack Freifelder

Sports writing is a passion of mine, but I must admit there's more to life than the box score. If it's a good story, there's got to be a novel way to tell it. To put it bluntly, that's the game we're all in here guys--the business of good storytelling. Whether that means print, video, multimedia, etc., the same premium is placed on engaging, interesting content. The proliferation of different methods of dissemination has not only augmented the ways in which people access stories, but it has also challenged the accepted notion of what qualifies as journalism. That being said the same principles reign supreme: clear, concise writing, well-developed ideas and thorough reporting. Let's bring journalism back to what it used to be.