Ed Madison has more than 30 years of professional media expertise, and also serves as executive producer on all of Media Arts Library’s projects. His multi-faceted career began as a high school intern at the CBS television affiliate in Washington, D.C. during the Watergate scandal. Shortly after graduating from Emerson College in Boston he became a founding producer at CNN. His own subsequent companies have produced projects for most of the major networks, studios and record companies in Hollywood, including Paramount, MGM, Disney, CBS, ABC, Discovery Networks and A&E. He is president of Engaging Media, an Oregon-based media production and distribution company.
Academically, Madison has served as an Adjunct Instructor for the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication, and in the New Media Department at Oregon State University. In 2009, the University of Oregon awarded him a Graduate Teaching Fellowship to earn his Master’s Degree in Communication and Society. Based on his academic achievements, Madison was able to convert into the Ph.D. program in fall 2010. He will complete his doctoral program in spring 2012. Within the Media Arts Institute organization, Madison supervises a team of senior-level Emerson and U of O journalism and media students who are selected as producers based on demonstrating advanced electronic storytelling skills.