Barry Friedman

I’m a longtime Lakeland resident and journalist who is passionate about exploring effective ways to keep people informed and engaged with their community. 

I founded, mobile news to connect you with Lakeland. The focus of our journalism is efforts to make Lakeland a more livable community. In addition to our original reporting, we curate news about Lakeland (We scour the Internet for news about Lakeland so you don’t have to) and we aggregate social media posts about Lakeland. 

Lkldnow is part of Linking Community Now, a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate community members and cultivate civic engagement by reporting, curating, and aggregating local news and community information in an accessible, user-friendly digital format.