Benjamin A. Jacobson

I’m a news editor/columnist with the Telegraph Herald, a daily newspaper in Dubuque, Iowa. I’ve been here for seven years and in the industry for nine. I specialize in government reporting, feature writing and editing.

I’ve twice been recognized by the Iowa Newspaper Association as an outstanding journalist, winning both the Genevieve Mauck Stoufer Young Iowa Journalist Award and the Jay P. Wagner Prize for Young Journalists. I’ve also received numerous individual and group awards for news reporting, and was named a Master Columnist in 2018.

I live in Dubuque with my fiancee, three dogs, two bunnies and a chinchilla. If it sounds crowded, it absolutely is. 

I'm available for freelance reporting and creative writing opportunities. I also have experience in photography and page design. I can be reached at 

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