Journalist turned web developer turned journo-veloper.
Some in the biz call us preditors, jogrammers, entreproducers, etc. My own nickname is “techie journo”. The point is you gotta be a hybrid nowadays — enhance reporting skills with tech, programming, data and multimedia skills… then turn around and teach the littluns.
So I work in journalism and in journalism education. I do investigative reporting with City Limits’ Brooklyn Bureau and I’m also an adjunct professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. In addition, I help run First Take, a multimedia journalism workshop for teens (pictured above).
Ages ago (2005) I built NationTimes and I’m currently rebuilding it for the modern era. Being a web producer and web developer I’m building a suite of online productivity tools as part of Tow-Knight’s Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism.
I’m a Los Angeles expat living in New York since the late 1990s. I’m married to a New Yorker and fellow journalist, Associated Press Music Editor, Nekesa Mumbi Moody. Together we’ve volunteered as instructors and mentors with the high school journalism workshop since 2007.
Connect with me by going to @MalikFromLA and to in/maliksingleton