The View From Here Intern
Malak was a member of the Kellogg Honors College and earned the Outstanding Graduating Student Award presented by the Communication Department and Best Undergraduate Student Project Library Research Award by the University Library for a research paper on National Public Radio’s efforts to attract new audiences in the face of changing technology and new media.
Malak interned with Al Jazeera English’s Fault Lines team in Washington, DC. There she researched stories, conducted pre-interviews and translated messages between Al Jazeera journalists and Arabic-speaking CIA detainees.
Navigating the waters of real-world journalism confirmed her calling. She aspires to be a journalist following in the footsteps of Nellie Bly, Helen Thomas, Seymour Hersh and Glenn Greenwald. She believes their works contribute to the preservation of democracy and protect the public from becoming targeted, controlled and helpless. Malak’s future goals include working on global and domestic hardnews, investigative and documentary stories on health, poverty, immigration, education, law and social justice. She hopes her work will bring about transparency, accountability, peace and greater understanding.