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Zac Farber is a writer and editor with experience in print and online journalism. He is the editor of the Southwest Journal, a community newspaper based in Southwest Minneapolis.

Farber previously worked as the web editor of Finance & Commerce and Minnesota Lawyer. He managed the websites, social media accounts and digital strategy of the papers, edited freelancer and staff stories and worked with a team to introduce new products and features for a growing readership. He used web traffic analytics to regularly strategize with colleagues about the best ways to tell and share stories online.

He also wrote cover stories and a regular political and legal history column . A story about Joseph Lobdell, a 19th century transgender pioneer, won a 2018 Page One Award from the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists.

Previously, he worked as a web producer at WCCO-TV and as an editor at Patch.com in the Twin Cities.

At Macalester College in St. Paul, Farber served as editor of his student newspaper, The Mac Weekly.