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Caitlin Madison

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Magic City

Magic City 

“Magic City” is a piece I produced during the Spring 2015 semester for my Digital Storytelling class. This piece investigates the impact of the Rochester City Nuisance Abatement Point System on the Magic City nightclub and its former owner, Bill Cooman.


The Nuisance Point System was created in 1985 to manage properties that are considered to be a nuisance by the City of Rochester. At the time of this story, the system calculated nuisance instances in a way in which two instances of a dog barking was equal to one incident of child sexual abuse.


Note – 13 WHAM News picked up this story, after my piece was published, and the City of Rochester agreed to review the point system and consider reweighing it. 

NaRITive - Lauren Peace

NaRITive - Lauren Peace

This NaRITive piece, inspired by the work produced by StoryCorps, was produced in the Fall 2016 semester in Meredith Davenport's Non-fiction Multimedia photojournalism class. The piece tells a simple, but entertaining story of the trials and tribulations of Lauren Peace's first day of classes.

Happy, Healthy, Hayley

Happy, Healthy, Hayley

“Happy, Healthy, Hayley” is a piece that I produced during the Spring 2015 semester for my Digital Storytelling class. This piece tells the story of Hayley Johnson, a senior majoring in English Literature at Nazareth College who is on a journey to finding self-love.


From a young age, Johnson had an unhealthy relationship with food that eventually manifested itself into an eating disorder. By the time she was in her sophomore year in college, Johnson knew she needed help and began connecting with a social media community called the “Fit Fam” in order to heal her relationship with food and with herself.


Johnson’s journey is not over, but she has gotten to a place where she is able to help others and herself as she works her way towards becoming a happy, healthy, Hayley. 

Pittsford Canal Trail

Pittsford Canal Trail

Pittsford Canal Trail is a piece that I produced during the Spring 2015 semester for my Digital Storytelling class. This piece explores views Village of Pittsford’s residents had about a proposed canal trail to their community.


The canal path is a neighborhood staple for anyone who lives in the Pittsford area. Regardless of the time of year or weather, people can be seen enjoying the trail and the canal with their families and friends. Recently, a proposal was submitted to create a new trail, expanding the options people have for spending time outdoors in the Pittsford area.