Madison365 Academy intends to recruit and train the next generation of journalists of color.
The Madison365 Academy Summer Program is a partnership between Madison365 and the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County. Ten students spent three weeks with our editorial staff learning the trade and craft of community journalism in the summer of 2016, and ten more spent six weeks with us in the summer of 2017.
Additionally, 10 college students each year participate in the Madison365 Academy Core Program during the academic year.
Madison365 Academy Class of 2018
Abdou Karim Darboe is a lot of things. He is a soccer player who loves the game and how it can never be controlled. Abdou is also someone who likes to learn by doing because he believes it builds a good foundation to who you are. He is a recent graduate of Madison East High School.
Ruben Elvira is a high schooler who wants to know more about what it means to be a journalist and how the business works. Although he wants to be a doctor, he wants to explore more options before making his final decision.