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Madeline Ackley

Madeline Ackley is a journalist born and raised in central Arizona. Madeline’s reporting has been focused on community issues, immigration, policing and homelessness. She has previously worked as an intern on The Arizona Republic’s Breaking News Desk and as an editorial intern for the Phoenix Business Journal. She has also worked as a freelance reporter for the Arizona Mirror. During her time at the Cronkite School, she worked as a borderlands reporter for Cronkite News, the news division of Arizona PBS, where she won a national SPJ award for her reporting on the lives of deported U.S. veterans living in Tijuana, Mexico. Madeline also worked as the community section editor for Downtown Devil, a hyperlocal digital publication run by ASU students.

My Latest Articles

Reporting on increased roadway fatalities

You may have noticed emptier streets and less congested highways following last year’s stay-at-home orders, but unfortunately less people behind the wheel hasn’t made roadways

Reporting on the future of malls

Traditional shopping malls haven’t been doing so hot for the past decade or so, and the pandemic has only accelerated their decline. So what’s going

Reporting on the youth vaping trend

As teen smoking rates drop to historic lows, e-cigarette use, or ‘vaping’ is on the rise among the young. Between 2017 and 2018, the FDA

A business reporter’s guide to zoning

Reporting on the changing landscape of your urban area requires a knowledge of zoning codes. Luckily, there are a variety of resources readily available to


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