Portrait by Paulius Musteikis
Maggie Ginsberg is an award-winning freelance writer and agented novelist based outside of Madison, Wisconsin and a vetted member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA); Senior Contributor to Madison Magazine; travel scout and writer for Midwest Living magazine; co-author of Wisconsin: A Tradition of Innovation (with Mary Erpenbach); and regular contributor to city and regional publications including Milwaukee Magazine, On Wisconsin magazine and Isthmus. She is also a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE). Awards include:
- 2017 ASJA Excellence in Reporting winner from the American Society of Journalists and Authors for Out of the Shadows cover story in Madison Magazine;
- 2017 National City and Regional Magazine (Finalist) in the Civic Journalism category for Out of the Shadows cover story in Madison Magazine
- 2016 Milwaukee Press Club Best Long Feature Story (bronze) for Out of the Shadows cover story in Madison Magazine;
- 2015 Milwaukee Press Club Best Multi-Story Coverage of a Single Event (silver) for The Days After the Tony Robinson shooting in Madison Magazine
- 2015 NCDJ Notable Entry Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability for Wheeling and Dealing cover story on accessibility
- 2014 Milwaukee Press Club Best Long Feature Story (silver) for a Madison Magazine cover story on heroin
- 2008 International Regional Magazine Awards (IRMA), Profiles (silver) for Iditarod Trailblazer in Wisconsin Trails Magazine
- 2008 International Regional Magazine Awards (IRMA) General Features (Gold) for Mission: Mississippi in Wisconsin Trails Magazine
- 2006 Wisconsin Newspaper Association award for a feature on U.S.S. Indianapolis survivor Florian Stamm.
Maggie created and volunteered five years curating the Violence UnSilenced Project (2009-2014), a nationally recognized speak-out platform and resource website committed to giving abuse survivors a voice, which Domestic Abuse Intervention Services of Dane County (DAIS) honored with a Community Service award. She is managing partner of the family business, Dollars and Sense Magazine (a shop-local community savings mailer for which she’s worked in some capacity for 25 years), and a founding board member of Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison, the 501c3 passion project of her entrepreneurial bike mechanic husband.