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Kenneth Mark Jacobson, American journalist, writer, editor. Recipient fellowship Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, 1982-1983, Citation, National Press Club Newsletter Journalism Awards, 1989. Board directors Greater Washington Jewish Humanist Congregation Beth Chai, since 2004; Member Phi Beta Kappa.


Jacobson, Kenneth Mark was born on September 30, 1949 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Norman and Jean Charlotte (Pines) Jacobson.


Bachelor, University of California, Berkeley, 1971.


Sports writer Berkeley Daily Gazette, 1965-1967, 69-72. Reporter Associated Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1973-1975. Correspondent McGraw-Hill World News, Paris, 1975-1978.

Freelance journalist, writer Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt, Vienna, Antwerp, Boston, 1978-1985. Associate editor Metals Week (McGraw-Hill, Inc.), New York City, 1985-1986, senior editor, 1986-1988, managing editor, 1988-1989, editor-in-chief, 1990-1991. Freelance journalist, writer New York City, Santiago, Chile, 1991-1993.

Editor New Technology Week, Washington, 1993-1998. Writer Washington and Annapolis, Maryland, since 1998. Senior editor Manufacturing and Technology News, Washington, District of Columbia, 2005—2007.

Professional staff member Committee Science & Technology, Subcommittee Investigations & Oversight, United States House of Representatives, Washington, since 2007.


Board directors Greater Washington Jewish Humanist Congregation Beth Chai, since 2004. Member Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: languages (Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish), sailing, fishing.


Norman Jacobson

Jean Charlotte (Pines) Jacobson