Katherine Fink's portfolios

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EDUCATION

Ph.D. Communications, Columbia University, 2014

Dissertation Title: "Data-Driven Sourcing: How Journalists Use Digital Search Tools to Decide What's News"

Adviser: Michael Schudson

M.Phil. Communications, Columbia University, 2012

M.B.A., Duquesne University, 2009

B.A. (with distinction) Slavic Languages and Literatures (Russian Studies concentration), University of Virginia,1998

POSITIONS

Employment

Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Pace University, Department of Media, Communications, and Visual Arts, 2014-Present

Fellowships

Visiting Fellow, Yale University Law School Information Society Project, 2011-Present

Fellow, Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Columbia University, 2013-2014

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Fink, Katherine, and Anderson, C.W. (forthcoming). Data Journalism in the United States. Journalism Studies doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2014.939852

Fink, Katherine, and Schudson, Michael. (2014). The Rise of Contextual Journalism, 1950s-2000s. Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism 15(1), 3-20.

Book Reviews

Fink, Katherine. (forthcoming). Book Review: Rosalind Coward, Speaking Personally: the Rise of Subjective and Confessional Journalism. Media Culture & Society.

Fink, Katherine. (2011). Journalism’s Future: "Collapse" Versus "Transformation." International Journal of Communication 5, 1861-1864.

Other Publications

Schudson, Michael and Fink, Katherine. (2012, November/December). Innovator's Lament. Columbia Journalism Review.

Schudson, Michael and Fink, Katherine. (2012. September/October). TMI. Columbia Journalism Review.

Schudson, Michael and Fink, Katherine. (2012, July/August). Sounds About Right. Columbia Journalism Review.

Schudson, Michael and Fink, Katherine. (2012, May/June). Guiding Starr. Columbia Journalism Review.

Schudson, Michael and Fink, Katherine. (2012, March/April). Link Think. Columbia Journalism Review.

Schudson, Michael and Fink, Katherine. (2012, January/February). The Algorithm Method. Columbia Journalism Review.

Schudson, Michael and Fink, Katherine. (2011, September/October). Happy Birthday, Wikipedia! Columbia Journalism Review.

GRANTS AND AWARDS

Teresan Scholarship, College of Saint Teresa Alumnae Association, 2012

Kerrigan Prize, Meggitt Ethics Award, and Cordova Prize, National Intercollegiate Business Ethics Competition, Loyola-Marymount University, 2007

PRESENTATIONS

Peer Reviewed Conference Talks

"Who (or What) is a Source?" American Sociological Association Media Sociology Pre-conference, August 2013.

"What Do They Know, and How Do They Know It? Identifying Experiential Knowledge in News Sources," International Communication Association Conference, June 2013.

"Bringing Journalistic Codes of Ethics Into the Digital Age." International Communication Association conference, May 2012.

“How ‘Public’ are U.S. Public Media? Examining the Role of Individual Donors in the Public Media Business Model.” Eastern Communication Association convention, April 2012.

Other Invited Talks

Guest Lecture, “The Business of News Media,” Barnard Pre-College Program, June 2014.

Guest Lecture, "Is News Commodity or Public Good? Is Foreign News Different?" Barnard Pre-College Program, June 2013.

Presentation, "Data-Driven Sourcing: the Public Insight Network," Yale University Law School Information Society Project, April 2012.

Presentation, "Source Considerations in the Virtual Space: Who Else is Helped by 'Help a Reporter Out'?" Media Sociology Forum III, Columbia University, March 2012.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Columbia University, New York, NY

Instructor

"Fundamentals of Radio Journalism," Summer 2013

"Paying For News: Journalistic Business Models in the 21st Century," Summer 2012

Journalism Master's Thesis Adviser

to Emily Jones, "Preventing Future Teenage Drug Addicts," 2012-2013

to Steve Silva, "Is it Time to Compensate Kidney Donors?" 2012-2013           

Teaching Assistant

"Freedom of Speech and Press," Fall 2012

"Journalism Essentials: Ethics," Fall 2011

“Immigration Reporting,” Spring 2011

“Journalism Essentials: Business of Journalism,” Fall 2010

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant, to retired Louisiana State University Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Jack Hamilton, for study “Educating Journalists: A New Plea for the University Tradition,” January-March 2013.

Research Assistant, to Associate Dean for Communications Elizabeth Fishman and Events & Communications Manager Laurel Holland, for Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Centennial's "50 Great Stories," February-April 2013.

Research Assistant, to CUNY Assistant Professor C.W. Anderson, for data journalism study, August 2012-January 2013.

Research Assistant, to NYU Ph.D. candidate Sarah Stonbely, content analysis related to dissertation research on media bias, April-July 2012.

Research Assistant, to Columbia University Professor Michael Schudson, for forthcoming book on transparency, January-May 2012.

Research Assistant, to Associate Dean for Communications Elizabeth Fishman and Program Manager for Centennial Events Jesse Adams, for Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Centennial's "50 Great Stories," December 2011-March 2012.

Research Assistant, to Columbia Ph.D. candidates Lucas Graves and Tom Glaisyer, on "The Fact-Checking Universe in Spring 2012," New America Foundation, October-December 2011.

Research Assistant, to Columbia Ph.D. candidate Olivier Sylvain, on "Domesticating the Great, Throbbing, Common Pulse of America": A Study of the Ideological Origins of the Radio Act of 1927," dissertation, October-December 2009.

ACADEMIC SERVICE

Lead Organizer, "Data Journalism: New Tools and New Challenges for Accessing Information," Yale Information Society Project conference, March 2012.

Co-organizer, Media Sociology Forum III, Columbia University, March 2012.

Co-organizer, Harvard-MIT-Yale-Columbia Cyberscholar Working Group, monthly, 2012-2013.

MEMBERSHIPS

International Communication Association

Investigative Reporters & Editors

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Employment

Researcher/Writer, Summers 2010 and 2011

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Office of Career Services, New York, NY

Researched and wrote online content on using social media for job searches, international internships, and documentary resources

All Things Considered Host/Reporter, 2001-2009

WDUQ-FM, Duquesne University,Pittsburgh, PA

Wrote and broadcast afternoon and evening newscasts; interviewed newsmakers in person and over the phone; reported and broadcast from the field; produced long-form features locally and for NPR

News Director, 2000-2001; Reporter, 1998-2000

WINA-AM, Eure Communications, Charlottesville, VA

Supervised staff of three full-time reporters and several student interns; researched, wrote and edited news stories for three radio stations; wrote and edited WINA’s online news content

Freelance Reporter, 1995-1996

Connection Newspapers,Fairfax, VA

Wrote feature stories for community newspaper chain

Service

Webinar Instructor, "Twitter for Networking." University of Virginia Alumni Career Services, 2011

Judge, Society of Professional Journalists' Pacific Northwest Excellence in Journalism competition, Radio Feature News category, 2009

Panelist, Consumer Health Coalition media workshop, 2008

Media Trainer, Center for Progressive Leadership Pennsylvania, 2007

Panelist, Run Baby Run media workshop, 2004 and 2006

Training

Participant, Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools MOOC, 2014

Participant, Power Reporting: Public Radio workshop, Poynter Institute, 2007

Graduate, Leadership Development Initiative, Leadership Pittsburgh, 2004

Awards

First-place Feature Award, Pennsylvania Associated Press, 2008

First-place Spot News Award, Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, 2007

First-place Public Affairs Award, Pennsylvania Associated Press, 2006

First-place Enterprise Award, Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, 2004

First-place Sports Feature Award, Pennsylvania Associated Press, 2002

First-place Enterprise Award, Virginia Association of Broadcasters, 2000

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Member, New York Road Runners, 2010-2013

Co-founder and Organizer, Pittsburgh Urban Hike, 2002-2009

Member, Duquesne University Donahue Graduate School of Business Case Competition Team, 2007-2009

Board member, South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (Pittsburgh, PA) 2005-2007

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