Madelyn Rosenberg


A brief about me: I spent more than half of the last 20 years writing and editing for a daily newspaper in Virginia. My specialties have been music and profiles and my interests remain rooted in music, folklife and pop culture. In 2000, I moved to Boston, Mass., where I earned my master's degree in creative writing from Boston University. I'm currently living in Arlington, Va., working as a freelancer and teaching the occasional journalism course.

My freelance work has appeared in the American Journalism Review, American Artist, Baby Years, Bluegrass Unlimited, The Boston Herald, Bon Appetit, CMJ, the Encyclopedia of Appalachia, Ladybug Magazine, Parenting Magazine and the Washington Post. My full resumé is available by clicking here.

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A few writing samples follow. Thanks for reading!


Decoding Toddler Behavior

eMusic Dozen: Music for Kids (That Won't Drive Parents Insane)

Shades of Black: An Evening with Johnny Cash Remembered

The Rocket Boys: Out of a mining town, and into space

Mike Seeger, Music from True Vine

Wayne Henderson, a masterful guitarmaker

Henry Reed, a key to music history

Ralph Stanley, elder statesman of bluegrass

The Cher Experience

A last KISS

15 Minutes with Flea

Charles Cullen's movie madness


To Have and to Hold

Love and War

Goodbye to Lucy