Magazine Journalism

Maggie Ginsberg is a senior editor at Madison Magazine. Before joining the magazine editorial staff full time in 2020, she freelanced for the magazine for nearly 15 years. She wrote cover and feature stories that won statewide and national journalism awards, and a monthly column on startups and innovation until December 2022. Today Maggie’s roles at the magazine are numerous and varied. In addition to serving as editor for many talented freelancers and columnists, she continues to write covers, features and the monthly “Looking Back” department page focused on historical photos. She developed the guest essay section called “The Essayist” and has made it a priority to bring local literary coverage to the magazine including monthly author Q&As and the Sunday Reads newsletter.


Maggie Ginsberg was a long-time freelance writer and regular contributor to various publications before moving full time to Madison Magazine in 2020 and publishing her first novel in 2022. Her writing has appeared in Entrepreneur, Country Sampler, Farmhouse Style, Delta Sky magazine, Midwest Living magazine, On Wisconsin magazine, Milwaukee Magazine, Isthmus, Wisconsin Trails, Wisconsin Bride, Rochester Magazine, Grow, Gargoyle, Forward Nursing, UW–Madison College of Letters & Sciences,, Farm Flavor, Badger Forward, and numerous, numerous others. She also served as a staff writer for the Mount Horeb Mail Newspaper from 2006-07, one of the most satisfying and fulfilling years of her career. Maggie’s print contributions for Entrepreneur magazine have included a look at the apprenticeship model for small businesses, how startup founders can thrive in their hometowns, franchisors navigating the pandemic and the labor shortage, and the French Taco craze. She also profiled the No. 1 winner on the Franchise 500 List for three years in a row; Dunkin, Taco Bell and Taco Bell again.

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