Media production student becomes Campus Current editor

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Photo courtesy of Maddalena Salacki

Dominic Salacki, a media production student, is the new editor-in-chief of Campus Current, AACC’s student newspaper.

Nastya Mack, Reporter

A fourth-year media production student became the editor-in-chief of AACC’s student newspaper in August.  

Dominic Salacki, who earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Towson University in 2015, said he wants to add more video, podcasting and audio to Campus Current’s digital edition.  

Campus Current’s faculty adviser Sharon O’Malley said Salacki “brings a lot of passion for journalism” to his new job, including “a passion for video, audio and podcasting.”  

Salacki was a reporter for the student newspaper The Quill at Mount Saint Joseph High School in Baltimore from 2009 to 2011. He was a reporter for Campus Current in 2011 and 2012 while he studied for an associate degree in American studies at AACC. 

Salacki plans to graduate with his second associate degree, in media production, in May.  

His love of movies led him to journalism, Salacki said. His first story for The Quill was a movie review of his favorite film, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” 

Still, he said, “I never thought I would achieve something like this, becoming an editor-in-chief for a great newspaper.”  

Second-year communications student Kirstin Valdez, who has worked with Salacki on Campus Current, said he “can handle quite a bit,” and “is super driven and seems passionate about journalism.”   

Salacki said he wants to help build the staff by recruiting students who like to write and edit.  

During the pandemic, Campus Current went from a printed newspaper to daily digital publication. O’Malley said she is hoping Salacki will turn Campus Current into a true multimedia operation.”