Ben Jacobson

I'm an award-winning news editor and columnist with nearly 10 years of experience in the newspaper industry. I'm available for freelance reporting, editing and obituary composition opportunities. 

Community journalism matters

After college, I started at a weekly newspaper where I immediately re-learned everything I thought I knew about reporting. It was a true on-the-job learning experience that set the trajectory for my career. And my life. 

I've spent the past several years working for a daily newspaper in Dubuque, Iowa, where I am a valued member of the reporting and editing staff. Finding and sharing stories is my passion and it's what I do best. I'm efficient, I'm accurate and, perhaps most importantly, I'm passionate about what I do. I can be dogged when necessary, compassionate when appropriate and objective at all times. 

Please spend a few minutes perusing my website. Additional writing samples are available. And if you find yourself in need of an accomplished, efficient copywriter, please contact me.