ABOUT ME

I’m a journalist, student and an avid searcher for the truth.I was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas. I’m currently a sophomore at Lamar University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communications, with an emphasis in journalism. I’ve been a journalist since my freshman year of high school and have competed in state and nationwide journalism competitions.

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Olivia Malick

I feel very lucky to know so early in my college career what path I’m going to take. Even when I thought that I might pursue something else as a career, I still figured I’d be a journalist on the side. I am forever curious and always trying to figure out what everyone’s story is.

In addition to being a journalism student, I am also the managing editor for the University Press at Lamar. I have contributed to stories for the Beaumont Enterprise and am a contributing writer for the ISSUE magazine of the Art Studio, Inc.

Welcome to my portfolio and blog.

CV of journalism experience

  • May 2019 — present: Editor-in-Chief of the University Press at Lamar University
  • August 2018 — May 2019: Managing editor of the University Press at Lamar University
  • August 2017 — August 2018: Staff writer for the University Press at Lamar University
  • August 2016 — May 2017: Editor-in-Chief of The West Brook Times at West Brook High School
  • August 2015 — May 2016: Staff writer for the West Brook Times at West Brook High School
  • August 2013 — May 2015: Journalism student at West Brook High School and Atascocita High School

Education

  • Bachelor’s of Science, Communication, Lamar University — in progress, projected graduation date of May 2021
  • High school diploma, West Brook High School — June 2017
    • Magna Cum Laude

Associations

  • President, The Lamar University Student Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, August 2019 — present
  • President, The Student Advisory Council of the College of Fine Arts and Communication, May 2019 — present
  • Member, Society of Professional Journalists, 2018 — present
  • Member, Secular Student Alliance, 2018 — present
  • Member, Press Club of Southeast Texas, 2017 — present
  • Member, Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, 2017 — present
  • Captain, University Interscholastic League Journalism Team, 2016 — 2017
  • Member, UIL Journalism Team, 2013 — 2016

Awards & Recognition

Individual merits

  • 2018, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award
  • 2018, TIPA Overall Excellence Division 2 — Illustration, “BITCH”
  • 2018, SETX Press Club, First Place, Overall Excellence Page Design for Nov. 9, Feb. 22 and March 1 editions with Shelby Strickland, spring 2018 UP editor
  • 2018, SETX Press Club, Second Place, Sports Column, “Standing room only?”
  • 2018, SETX Press Club, Second Place, Hurricane Harvey Opinion Story, “Getting used to it”
  • 2017, UIL State Finalist in News Writing
  • 2017, AP Scholar with Honors
  • 2016, AP Scholar

Staff merits

  • 2018, TIPA, Overall Excellence Division 2 — Newspaper
  • 2018, TIPA Overall Excellence Division 2 — General Magazine
  • 2018, TIPA Overall Excellence Division 2 — Special Edition Design Print, Fall
  • 2018, SETX Press Club, Second Place, Photo Essay or Picture, “Hurricane Harvey Issue”
  • 2018, SETX Press Club, Second Place, Overall Excellence for Sept. 14, Nov. 2 and Jan. 26 issues
  • 2018, SETX Press Club, Third Place, Overall Excellence for UPbeat Fall 2017