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Journalism/Editorial Consultation

Director of Northwestern Public Voices Fellowship: 2012-2013; 2013-2014; 2014-2015; 2015-2016

A journalist for more than three decades, Weldon has written thousands of news, features, essays and columns for magazines, newspapers, websites and radio including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, CNN, TIME, Christian Science Monitor, Slate, Quartz, Alternet and hundreds more. Whether adding her wry commentary as a columnist for the last 15 years for West Suburban Living, contributing  to newspapers or websites, or researching academic works, Weldon displays her love for the craft of storytelling. She is available for one-on-one editorial and manuscript consultation as well as staff and group trainings.

Read an excerpt in Narratively, August 31, 2015.

Read an excerpt in Next Avenue, August 31, 2015.

Read my latest essay in Cosmopolitan on Roller Derby, August 17, 2015.

Read my latest essay in Cosmopolitan, “13 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Had Sons,” July 14, 2015

Read my latest essay on Medium, “Fathers: Lost and Found,” June 15, 2015

Read my column in TIME, “Stop Saying Moms Can’t Be Ambitious,” June 11, 2015

Read my column co-authored with Caryn Ward in Chicago Tribune, “Why The Hastert Allegations Are About More Than One Man,” June 7, 2015

Read my column in Chicago Tribune,”In Praise of Those Who Stay,” May 6, 2015.

Read my column in Medium, “Is It What It is? A Crisis Year for Discerning The Truth,” December 30, 2014.

Read the column co-authored with Deborah Douglas in Pacific Standard Magazine, “Two Executions and The Unity of Mourning,” August 22, 2014

Read my Stackstreet column 8/7/2014 on “6 Degrees of Plagiarism and The Crisis of Originality.”

Read my latest take in Medium on graduation 6/27/2014.

Read Pacific Standard Magazine on Fatherless Doom, 6/12/2014.

Read  Talking Points Memo on Jill Abramson’s firing 5/23/2014.

Read “Good Mothers Die” in Medium May 8, 2014.

Read “Your Brain on Story” in Pacific Standard 4/24/2014.

Read about Tiger Moms in The Guardian on January 9, 2014.


Weldon on breast cancer awareness and the prevention trap In October 2013.

Weldon published a piece on age and gender perceptions Sept. 4, 2013 in Quartz  with Diana Nyad as the news hook.

Doctors and teachers deserve more confidentiality than journalists?” ran in the August 21, 2013

Clearing the dark cloud of mistrust among journalists” was Weldon’s oped in AlJazeera English August 15, 2013.

Read her oped for CNN 7.9.2013:  “For working moms, it’s about ‘and,’ not ‘or.’”

Read her Huffington Post Father’s Day piece.  Also in HuffPo, a journalist’s thank you note.

Read Father’s Day piece in New York Times.

Read about take your parents to work, or stay at home for elder care day.

Read her oped in the Christian Science Monitor, ”Fallout from Olympic Wrestling Takedown,” on February 25, 2013, was reprinted in dozens of newspapers and prompted a guest spot on Wisconsin Public Radio.

Read oped on Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In and women in media in Al Jazeera on 2/25/2013.

Michele Weldon’s piece in Al Jazeera on January 9, 2013 on the Steubenville, Ohio rape was the lead oped.

Read about Adam Lanza’s mother in womensnews  in December 2012.

Read about the gender gap in Al Jazeera October 24, 2012.

Authors walk the walk. in Huffington Post October 2013. 

Read all her Huffington Post columns here.


Read Father’s Day opinion piece in Chicago Tribune, 6.11.2011  and more in Tribune.

Listen to a discussion on WBEZ-Fm’s 848 regarding media bias:
Interview with Weldon about first person narrative journalism in Imagination Publishing:

Read a blog about her work as a journalist and author.

Read two articles by Weldon in the Spring 2010 Nieman Reports from the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.