Madeleine Deason

Multi-platform Journalism grad student, Phillip Merrill College of Journalism

***This is my writing portfolio. For multimedia projects please visit***

I’m a Japanese-bilingual former flight attendant studying journalism who loves to tell stories with code, design, and data.

United States of America



There's No Such Thing As 'Free-Range' Parenting - It's Just Parenting

Madeleine Deason is a graduate student at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. She contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed...


Biofueled: Chinese airline flight runs on cooking oil waste

A Chinese airline completed the first commercial flight powered with biofuel made from leftover cooking oil on March 21. The jet fuel for the flight, ...


Pakistan requires fingerprints for cell service

If Pakistan's cellphone users want to keep their cellular service, they'll have to be fingerprinted. The government hopes building a natio...

Capital Community News

Councilmember Tommy Wells Awarded His Very Own Brickie

Councilmember Tommy Wells received a special award at the Eighth Annual Livable Walkable Awards at the Atlas Performing Arts Center last Wednesday night. Wells started the...

Capital Community News

Hear Me Code Provides Safe Space for Women to Learn Code

Hear Me Code, a group that provides free coding lessons for women by women in the Washington area, started in September 2013 with four women around a kitchen table. In just a...

Capital Community News

Evening Event at Air and Space Draws Hundreds

A sold out after-hours event at the National Air and Space Museum featuring the museum's newest exhibit, Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity, was...

Capital Community News


The 9:30 Club did not have any problems with turnout on Election Day this month. The headliner on Nov. 4 was Hozier, 24-year-old Irish singer-songwriter, who exploded in...

Capital Community News

Turf Improvement Project to Begin at Lincoln and Stanton Parks

The National Park Service (NPS) announced on Oct. 2 that a turf improvement project will temporarily close parts of Lincoln and Stanton Parks from Oct. 14, 2014 to June 30, 2015.

Capital Community News

New Visitor Parking Passes, New Rules

The 2014 Visitor Parking Passes (VPP) that would have expired on Sept. 30, 2014 will remain valid until Dec. 31, 2014, and residents can apply for 2015 passes starting Oct. 1,...


The Beltsville News

Cafe Rue's Chef Cole Wins Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Cole D. Whaley, also known as Chef Cole, was not always a chef. Whaley has a business degree from Cleveland State University and started his career as an account manager for the...

Capital Community News

Ward 6 State Board of Education Candidates Debate

Education has been a hot topic this election season. It is important to know who you are voting for, especially for your local representative on the Board of Education.

Greenbelt News Review

A Spiritual Journey Shows Eastern Shore

Peter Stern, who studied photography at Johnson State College in Vermont from 1980 to 1981, did not start shooting landscapes from the air until he began flying ultralight...



NHK Cut Political Jokes From New Year's Show

Comedy duo Bakusho Mondai's jokes about politicians were cut from an NHK New Year's show, Bakusho Mondai said on Wednesday during their TBS radio program "JUNK Bakusho Mondai...



It was reported last week that actress Kitagawa Keiko, 28, and singer DAIGO, 36, have been in a relationship since spring. The two first met in 2011 on the set of the drama...