Malik Singleton reports for City Limits’ Brooklyn bureau doing local investigative stories. He is also a fellow in the Newmark J-School’s 2012 Entrepreneurial Journalism program.
Previously, Malik was a web producer at TIME.com where he helped launch and administer TIME’s popular news blogs. While there he built an app that turned the print magazine’s Q&A feature (10 Questions) into a participatory tool online, allowing readers to pose the interview’s questions to top celebrities, politicians, and public figures. Before that, he created a niche news aggregator using RSS, cron jobs, and a WordPress plugin hack to build Nation Times, a self-updating headline stream of African American news.
He is an active member of NYABJ and is rebuilding the chapter’s website. He is also an active member of IRE/NICAR and Hacks/Hackers NYC.
He attended Morehouse College and holds an M.S. in Publishing from Pace University. He started out covering the music beat in his native Los Angeles, writing features for the LA Weekly Newspaper and freelancing for The Source Magazine. He moved to New York and covered business at Pace’s Lubin Business Newsletter and Black Enterprise Magazine.
He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Nekesa Mumbi Moody, music editor of the Associated Press. Each fall they run NYABJ’s high school journalism workshop. Malik teaches the teens multimedia reporting and online journalism skills and also serves as webmaster for the program’s blog.