Madison Gray on Muck Rack

Madison Gray

New York
Covers:  black males, illicit drugs, street culture, crime and justice, youth topics, urban issues, urban politics, minority business
Doesn't Cover: pop culture, fashion

Journalist. Hustler. Two decades, three continents, no apologies. I deliver news like Thelonious, baby: 'Straight, No Chaser.' @nyabj #Brooklyn #ΦΒΣ

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I could tell you some corny-ass corporate sounding story about how I started in one place, accomplished, this or that.

But that ain't who I am. I'm looking for compelling stories to tell and compelling ways to tell them.

Everyone else wants to follow orders, but I'm out to change the game.

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@madisonjgray — 1,520 followers, 1,912 tweets

Nov 20, 2017

Man, #HipsterRacism is real. Frankly I've been the target of it more than I have overt racism, it's done damage to me and others and it goes much deeper than crass jokes.

Nov 20, 2017

Man, #HipsterRacism is real. Frankly I've been the target of it more than I have overt racism and it's done damage to me and others.

Nov 20, 2017

Monday motivation: Let’s look for the Perfect Beat, people 

Nov 19, 2017

I wish I owned an acre of land off in the country. #offthegrid #dreaming

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What was your first job as a journalist?

A $6.50 per hour internship at Automotive News in Detroit. Low pay, but I learned to drive a stick shift.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yeah, I'm old enough to have used a typewriter, old enough to have belonged to a breakdancing crew, but still too young to remember Hendrix.

How is social media changing news?

For the better; it's giving us a more efficient way of gathering and sharing news. For the worse; it's killing the art of reporting.