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Don Jacobson | Elance
 
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Don Jacobson

   United States
  |   Saint Paul, MN

Overview

I am a journalist, writer, editor and digital content provider as owner of Deadline USA LLC.

My reporting career began way, way back in 1979 at the weekly Dakota County Tribune in Farmington, Minn., where I found out how city councils work... or don't. Encouraged by my success there, I went back to the University of Minnesota as a part-time and later graduate student, where I had one of best experiences of my life working at the Minnesota Daily student newspaper.

After internships at the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Milwaukee Journal...

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Portfolio

Described the coming of a new hotel to a booming section of Eagan, Minn., a suburb of...
Wrote a piece on an Internet start-up that crowdsources new businesses for vacant...
As part of my weekly column on commercial real estate for the Star Tribune, I looked at...
Chronicling the continuing craft beer boom in Minneapolis, I profiled the coming of a...

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Journalism
Editing
Freelance Writing
Copy Editing
News Writing
Photojournalism
Photoshop
Magazines
Breaking News

Employment

Deadline USA LLC
Owner
2008 - Present
Writing, editing, digital content provider. My clients have included the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune (weekly "Bricks & Mortar" & "Hot Property" commercial real estate columns), United Press...
Minnesota Real Estate Journal
Editor
2005 - 2008
Edited and wrote monthly publication covering the Twin Cities' commercial real estate scene.
BusinessNorth
Staff Writer
2003 - 2005
Covered all aspects of the business community in Duluth, Superior, Wis., and the Minnesota Iron Range.
Profits Journal
Senior Staff Writer
1998 - 2003
I covered venture capital, start-up companies, angel investing, IPOs, insider trading and other business issues for Profits Journal, a Minneapolis-based magazine.
United Press International
News staffer
1993 - 1998
Worked the news desk in the Chicago bureau of the worldwide UPI wire service. While there I covered all kinds of breaking news including politics, city hall, crime, social issues and many other...
City Pages
Freelance Writer
1990 - 1993
As a freelance writer in the early 1990s, my clients included City Pages, Minneapolis-St. Paul CityBusiness, Law & Politics, UPI, Corporate Report Minnesota, Twin Cities Reader and others.
Duluth News Tribune
Staff Reporter
1987 - 1990
General assignment reporter for regional daily newspaper.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Reporting Intern
1985 - 1985
Earned a reporting internship at Wisconsin's largest daily newspaper.
Star Tribune
Reporting intern
1985 - 1985
Earned a reporting internship at Minnesota's largest daily newspaper while a graduate student at the University of Minnesota.

Education

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
BA
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