Jackson Friedman came to The Santa Barbara Independent in 2010, starting as a copy editor before moving up to his current position as copy chief. Born and raised in Santa Barbara County, he studied English and professional editing and tutored writing at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received his BA with highest honors. When not managing the Copy Desk, he reviews films for The Indy and spends his free time savoring the local food and drink scene and attending events around town.
Our Copy Chief's Favorite Articles from 2018
Our copy chief picks his favorite articles from 2018.
Shave-Ice Shop Brings an Authentic Taste of Hawai‘i to Santa Barbara
Shave-ice shop brings an authentic taste of Hawai‘i to Santa Barbara.
Experimental Thriller Goes Against the Grain of the Vigilante Genre
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, writer/director Lynne Ramsay’s experimental thriller goes against the grain of the vigilante genre.
A munchie medley of chili, cheese, meat, sour cream, green onions, and, of course, Fritos.
First Annual Wild Brew Fest Brought Sours, Ciders, and More to Santa Barbara
The first annual Wild Brew Fest brought sours, ciders, and more to Santa Barbara.
The Funk Zone staple serves up pita-wrapped perfection for just under 10 bucks.
3rd Annual Surf ’n’ Suds Festival Brings Big Beers to Small Town
The 3rd Annual Surf ’n’ Suds festival brings big beers to small town.
Seymour Bernstein stars in a documentary directed by Ethan Hawke.
A New York piano teacher is tenderly profiled in this charming, inspiring documentary.
Jack O'Connell, Sam Reid, and Sean Harris star in a film written by Gregory Burke and directed by Yann Demange.
A British soldier navigates his way through the mean streets of Belfast in this suspenseful but disorienting thriller.
Dana Ivgy, Nelly Tagar, and Shani Klein star in a film written and directed Talya Lavie.
Set on an Israeli military base, this female-focused coming-of-age dramedy is both witty and poignant.