08/10/2014

Katherine Fink – Assistant Professor, Pace University

I am an assistant professor in Pace University’s Department of Media, Communications, and Visual Arts. I am also an affiliated fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. In 2013-2014, I was a fellow at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where I also received my Ph.D. in Communications.

My dissertation research focused on how the use of digital search tools in the news gathering process has shaped the ways journalists find and report stories. My other interests include media innovation, data journalism, news business models, journalism ethics, and audio storytelling.

I spent more than 11 years as a full-time radio journalist. For most of that time, I was a reporter and host at NPR news station WDUQ in Pittsburgh (now known as WESA). Before that, I worked at commercial news/talk station WINA in Charlottesville, Virginia. I am a native of the Washington D.C. area.