About the Author

12821480_1062984400426823_9141346783807704726_nL. Malik Anderson studies Journalism and Mass Communications and Radio-Television-Film while participating in the Digital Studies Certificate program at the University of Wisconsin- Madison.  He is also an online journalist, photographer/ videographer and performance artist. His interests include music, cinema, theatre, art, social media, digital content, socio-political issues, intersectionality and social justice.

He has journalism experience writing for hyper-local, local and national and national audiences. L. Malik is well versed in on entertainment, international, and political news including social justice movements/ organizations. He also specializes in artist profiles, album reviews, movie reviews, entertainment features and lifestyle features.

In Spring 2014, L. Malik photographed rehearsals while also recording footage for the play Jungle Kings written and directed by Rain Wilson. These images were used to educate the cast and to promote the Multicultural Theatre Festival.

In Summer 2014, L. Malik began his multi-summer internship with Wisconsin Public Radio as the Emma L. Bowen Foundation Scholar working in various departments such as audio engineering, web content, development and The Ideas Network.

L. Malik and a collective of aspiring journalists and bloggers launched Clash Digitel, an online magazine specializing in entertainment and lifestyles in November 2011. In Spring 2016, Clash Digitel began focusing on producing digital content and social brand development for clients. He is also the co-founder of the National Association of Black Journalists at University of Wisconsin- Madison (NABJ-Wisconsin).

L. Malik artistic work focuses on intersecting identities including Blackness and Queerness, mental illness, the African diaspora and more. He uses poetry, prose, mixed and digital media to reclaim his cultural identities while empowering himself.

Published articles and features produced by L. Malik have appeared on Madison CommonsThe Madison TimesMadison 365, and in the  The Cap Times.