University president Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., has appointed Malika Andrews editor-in-chief of The Beacon for the 2016-17 academic year. Andrews, who is now sports editor, has plans for new video content as well as an improved experience on The Beacon mobile app. The weekly student newspaper will take on an all-digital publication format in fall 2016.
Andrews, who is from Oakland, Calif., covers the Portland Trailblazers for the Associated Press in addition to her Beacon duties. Last summer, she interned at Portland’s KOIN 6 News. Recently, Andrews was one of 12 student journalists from across the country selected by the Sports Journalism Institute for an intensive summer training program that will place Andrews in an internship at the Denver Post. She has also won several journalism awards, including national recognition from the Associated Collegiate Press for her Beacon profile of Pilot athlete Korey Thielke. She currently is awaiting word from the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition, for which she is a finalist.
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