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Madison’s research centers on how journalistic learning methods can enhance overall student achievement in K-12 education with specific emphasis on underserved youth. He is co-founder of the Journalistic Learning Initiative, which is a coalition of researchers, educators, and community members, working in partnership with UO’s School of Journalism and Communication and College of Education. Madison led the team that developed, an online resource for secondary-level educators who want to introduce digital storytelling in their curriculums as a way to address the Common Core State Standards relating to media and technology. The project chronicles his research team’s work at Roosevelt High School in Portland, Oregon, often listed among the state’s most challenged schools.