Malick Mercier is a pioneer on the new frontier of social media journalism. As a first-year student at IC, Malick served as Instagram’s on-the-ground correspondent for its March for Our Lives news coverage in March 2019.
Malick built a portfolio of next-gen storytelling throughout high school as a reporter for AirlineGeeks.com. He also wrote for his community newspaper and created his own work which he uploaded online. In his current role as a member of IC’s Park Scholars Program—which challenges students to use the power of media to make a positive impact on the world—Malick was perfectly positioned to do the story justice by sharing his experiences of the demonstration with Instagram’s 230+ million followers.