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  Maggie Ginsberg-Schutz
Professional/Personal Overview
  Award-winning freelance journalist, member of ASJA and regular contributor to city and regional magazines including Milwaukee Magazine, Madison Magazine and Midwest Living Magazine. Co-author of Wisconsin: A Tradition of Innovation. Founder and facilitator of the Violence UnSilenced Project (2009-2014), a nationally recognized speak-out platform and resource website committed to giving abuse survivors a voice. Broad portfolio with specialties including profiles, narrative nonfiction, abuse, women's health and recovery/addiction. More at www.MaggieGinsberg.com.
Work Info
Reporter 8 Years
Writer 8 Years
Copywriter 15 Years
Lifestyle 8 Years
Travel 5 Years
Women's Issues 8 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
8 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Madison Magazine (11+), Midwest Living Magazine (3-5), Milwaukee Magazine (3-5), Country Sampler Magazine (3-5), Wisconsin Bride Magazine (3-5), Delta Sky Magazine (1-2), Forbes Travel (1-2), Grow Magazine (1-2), Isthmus Publishing (1-2), On Wisconsin Magazine (1-2)
Other Work History
After one year and two awards, I left my position as a staff writer with a community newspaper to focus on magazine work. I am currently a contributing writer for Madison Magazine and freelance for many other magazines and newspapers.
MacBook, iMac, Nikon D-3000 SLR, digital voice recorder, transcription equipment
Work Permits & Visas
Current passports and flexible schedule.
Brennan Nardi, editor, Madison Magazine bnardi@madisonmagazine.com
Frank Bures, award-winning independent journalist, www.frankbures.com
Ann Imig, National Director Listen to Your Mother, AnnImig.com
Eliza Fournier, director of community gardening for Chicago Botanic Gardens, elizapfournier@gmail.com,
Christa Dubill, Kansas City NBC news anchor dubill@nbcactionnews.com,
Gold medal "features"-- International Regional Magazine Awards, 2008
Silver medal "profiles"--International Regional Magazine Awards, 2008
3rd place "features" - 2006 Wisconsin Newspaper Association award
Community Service Award, June 2009, presented by Domestic Abuse Intervention Services for ViolenceUnsilenced.com, a blog I founded
Special features award - 2007 - Wisconsin Council on Aging and Disabilities
ASJA American Society of Journalists and Authors
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Madison, WI. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(Bright Sky Press, 6/1/2009)
Note: I am not the author of this book. It is a collection of online essays edited by Laura Mayes, of which one was mine.
(Cherbo Publishing, 6/1/2008)
Book authored by Maggie Ginsberg-Schutz and Mary Erpenbach || Wisconsin has been called the Land of Beer and Cheese, but culinary rhetoric barely scratches the surface of its bounty. It is indeed the nation's top cheese producer, but an innovative collaboration among the life sciences, education, an
(Madison Magazine, 6/1/2014)
When mass shootings happen, the explosive gun debate reloads across America. In Wisconsin, where nearly half of all households possess firearms and "God, guns and the Green Bay Packers" are worshipped as Trinity, we are as conflicted as ever. (6000-words)
(Madison Magazine, 2/1/2014)
6000-word feature profiling Lilada Gee, a survivor who spent years hiding in denial until her faith gave voice to her abuse. Now, her culturally specific message of healing for other Black female survivors of long-term sexual abuse is powerful, empowering and so very badly needed.
(Milwaukee Magazine, 1/1/2014)
In-depth investigative profile of the controversial head of Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources, appointed by Governor Scott Walker.
(Madison Magazine, 10/1/2011)
A special report on domestic abuse.
(Madison Magazine, 5/1/2011)
What has our new governor done to Wisconsin?
(Madison Magazine, 11/1/2008)
6,000-word feature profiling seven survivors of domestic violence. (Best viewed as PDF.)
(Madison Magazine, 6/1/2008)
6,000-word feature on primate research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (Best viewed as PDF)
Contact Info
  Maggie Ginsberg-Schutz
Twitter @MaggieGinsberg
Madison, WI 53517

E-Mail: maggieginsberg@gmail.com
Website: http://www.maggieginsberg.com