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Mike Ivey

Madison, WI
Freelance Writer — Freelance

Freelance writer, citizen athlete and man about town following a 30-year career at The Capital Times in Madison WI.

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Biography

Mike Ivey is a freelance writer based in Madison, Wisconsin following an award-winning 30-year career with The Capital Times.

Mike was named "Best Business Writer" in 2012 by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association but his coverage areas also include the outdoors and environment, endurance sports a...

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@MikeIveyXC — 1,539 followers, 1,475 tweets

As Trump continues to bash immigrants, by chance last night I watched 1941 Oscar nominated film "Hold Back the Dawn" on @TCM which recounts struggles of Europeans trying to get into US. POTUS should watch it too  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033722/reviews  #TCM
ABR @abrski is closer than many think. 4 hours from Madison. 3.5 from Twin Cities. Ironwood is the closest Lake Effect snow to major populations of Minneapolis, Chicago and Milwaukee. Once you get close hard to believe how much snow there and it just keeps coming https://t.co/lw7tOFhOm1
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Covering high school sports for the Wisconsin State Journal

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Fun job that is almost like charity work

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Free trip somewhere :-)

Awards

Wisconsin Newspaper Association

2013 - Best Business Story
For coverage of tax credit boondoggle in Wisconsin

Milwaukee Press Club

2012 - Best Investigative Story
For story about Wisconsin Republica Gov. Scott Walker's political payback against a senior citizen's group headed by a firebrand Democrat