Madison Gray, Online Journalist

A Portfolio of Madison Gray's Work

My Curriculum Vitae

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September 2014 to present: Front Door Editor,

Homepage editor for the homepage of one of the most important news networks in the world. Responsibilities include editing copy for online use, rewriting stories from correspondents and affiliates, editing wires, recognizing and responding to breaking news and writing headlines and decks for reader and SEO purposes.

February 2014 to present: Multimedia Journalist

Writer, reporter and editor specializing in urban issues and criminal justice. Clients include, JET magazine and The Crisis. Also a producer of multimedia news content that brings an audio and visual experience to stories that can be explained by those means. Currently seeking new assignments that allow this type of reporting.

July 2006 to February 2014: Homepage Producer/Writer,

Chief producer leading a staff that produces Internet content for the nation’s most widely read newsmagazine. Primarily responsible for online production and breaking news content, but also a news reporter and editor. Wrote and produced packages including a podcast series for TIME’s Detroit project; a multimedia presentation on Martin Luther King’s final hours, and an award-winning piece on the Los Angeles Riot of 1992.

December 2002 to May 2005: Reporter/Overnight Editor, Associated Press (NYC Bureau).

Covered New York in a general assignment capacity. Used reporting and editing skills to serve a worldwide audience in a deadline-driven environment.  Major focus was on police and crime reporting.

March 2000 to April 2013: Contributor,, Black, Black, various

Wrote social commentary essays on a spectrum of social and political topics for the web’s most widely read sites focused on global issues concerning African Americans. Also contributed various articles for several news organizations including Black, and The Crisis and general assignment reporting for The New York Daily News and business reporting for The KIP Business Report.

March 2000 to December 2002: Producer, The New York Times on the Web.

Conducted Internet production for national, metropolitan, and political news reported by The New York Times. Produced daily packages for the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks and for the 2000 presidential elections.

October 1995 to March 2000: Reporter, The Detroit News.

Served as a watchdog on business, government and community issues for a special section focusing on Detroit’s inner city. Also reported for the daily paper covering the Hamtramck and Highland Park enclaves.


September-October 2005: Volunteer News Consultant/Newswriter, Jubilee Radio, Keta, Ghana, West Africa.

Worked through non-governmental organization for an FM station in rural Africa. Helped staff to develop news coverage and improve the station’s English-language report.


Knight Digital Media Center Fellow, U-C Berkley Graduate School of Journalism, 2009
New York Association of Black Journalists Award, Best Online Feature, 2008.
New York Association of Black Journalists Award, Arts and Entertainment Category, 2005.


Graduate, Central Michigan University (Dec. 1992).
Degree: Bachelor of Applied Arts.
Double Major: Journalism/History

Written by Madison J. Gray

December 3, 2011 at 12:45 am

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