Оріяна Ксеня Павлик

(courtesy National Press Foundation)

Working from Washington, D.C., I serve as the Deputy News Editor with the Air Force Times. I report on  U.S. Air Forces Europe, cyber forces airmen, physical training, uniforms, professional military education, awards as well as human interest stories.

In July 2013, I became a Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellow hosted by the National Press Foundation. Through the 9-month long program, I was given the opportunity to correspond with officials, experts and seasoned journalists in the D.C. area while also learning from new-found peers and colleagues.

I attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where I received a bachelor’s in Journalism and English Literature. I wrote for The Miami Student, Up fashion magazine, and the Miami Quarterly on campus.

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Graduating from the Paul Miller fellowship June 2, 2014

I interned with The Oxford Press in Oxford, Ohio during my sophomore year for a semester and then in Washington, D.C. with The Fund for American Studies, specifically the Institute on Political Journalism program, during the summer of 2010. The following summer I interned with Cardenas Marketing Network as the PR and marketing intern in Chicago.

I interned with the Federal Times in Washington, D.C. coordinated through the Washington Media Institute program in the summer of 2012, which prompted my current role within the Gannett Government Media Corporation.

An American Ukrainian from Chicago, I am bilingually proficient in Ukrainian, and grew up learning Ukrainian arts, culture, history and literature.

My interests include world cultures, international governments, history, intelligence agencies, cybersecurity, politics, the military, and especially written literature on each or all of the above.

View my most recent reporting under my “Featured Media > Air Force Times” tab as well as the “Multimedia > Blogs” and “Multimedia > Reporting on eastern Europe” tabs. Click on “Multimedia” for videos, soundbites and more.

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