Maggie Ginsberg

Twitter @MaggieGinsberg Madison, WI 53517 USA

Professional Experience

2017 ASJA Excellence in Reporting award winner and 2017 National City Regional Magazine Awards finalist for Civic Journalism. 10+ year freelance writer and senior contributor to Madison Magazine, travel scout for Midwest Living Magazine, and co-author of Wisconsin: A Tradition of Innovation. Specializing in long-form narrative nonfiction for city and regional pubs covering a wide variety of topics including immigration, Islamaphobia, domestic violence, child sexual abuse, alcohol addiction, heroin abuse, homelessness, food, travel, profiles, politics, weddings, you name it. More at


11 Years
11 Years


11 Years
Women's Issues
11 Years
8 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
11 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

11 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Madison Magazine (10+), Milwaukee Magazine (10+), Isthmus Newspaper (10+), Midwest Living Magazine (10+), Country Sampler Magazine (6-10)

Computer Skills

InDesign, Wordpress, Word, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram


MacBook, iMac, iPhone, digital voice recorder, transcription equipment


Brennan Nardi, former editor, Madison Magazine; Andrea Behling, managing editor, Madison Magazine; Frank Bures, award-winning independent journalist,; Ann Imig, National Director Listen to Your Mother,; Christa Dubill, Kansas City NBC news anchor


2017 ASJA Excellence in Reporting: Article, first place; 2017 National City Regional and Magazine Awards (CRMA) finalist for Civic Journalism; 2017 Milwaukee Press Club Excellence in Journalism Best Long Feature Story; 2015 Milwaukee Press Club Awards for Excellence in Journalism, Silver, Best Multi-Story Coverage of a Single Feature Topic or Event; 2014 Milwaukee Press Club Excellence In Journalism awards, Best Long Feature Story, Silver; 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 volunteer work bringing continued awareness to domestic violence


ASJA American Society of Journalists and Authors; SPJ Society of Professional Journalists; IRE Investigative Reporters and Editors

Work Samples


(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, and private sectors has enabled the state to achieve cutting-edge biotech advances with international implications, such as those of stem cell research and nanotechnology. Stellar schools and a thriving health care system not to mention the beloved Green Bay Packers simply amplify the quality of life enjoyed by Wisconsin's proud residents. All of this, nestled in some of the most beautiful terrain in the country: a national forest to the north, the mighty Mississippi River to the west, the famed Driftless Area to the southwest, the great Lake Michigan to the east, and mile upon mile of gently rolling hills and meadows in between.