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Madison Gray

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New York
Journalist
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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Biography

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 — 1,519 followers, 2,002 tweets

@blackcrossUSA Hello, seeking to find reps of @blackcrossUSA for an article I'm writing. Your website seems to be down. Please reach out via @Twitter
Today's been a tough one for me, but whenever I feel like my back's against the wall, I think of this classic NBA moment, which I have to say is among the happiest of my life. @DetroitPistons  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44j-teKPsaQ 
Today's been a tough one for me, but whenever I feel like my back's against the wall, I think of this classic NBA moment, which I have to say is among the happiest of my life.  https://lnkd.in/e262XZz   https://lnkd.in/eJ2YA7r 
Wishing my lovely #ZetaPhiBeta sisters a wonderful 98th. Looking good, ladies💙💙💙 https://t.co/9zuejLPC1u
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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.