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 — 1,496 followers, 1,702 tweets

Jun 29, 2017

Where I'm from, if you would say something behind someone's back, you should have the balls to say it to their face. #ThursdayThoughts

Jun 29, 2017

Where I come from if you're going to say something about someone behind their backs, you need to have the balls to say it to their face.

Jun 29, 2017

The Only Way Republicans Can Defend Their Health Care Bill Is by Lying

Jun 29, 2017

@kareimoli Mainly from a computer screen or smartphone.

Jun 29, 2017

@kareimoli So they spend all their time hunting for "microagressions" and cultural appropriation.

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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.