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Kate Fink

Associate Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Media, Communications, and Visual Arts

  • @Pleasantville
    Choate House 223N
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PhD , Columbia University , New York, NY , 2014

MPhil , Columbia University , New York, NY , 2012

MBA , Duquesne University , Pittsburgh, PA , 2009

BA , University of Virginia , Charlottesville, VA , 1998
Slavic Languages and Literatures

Awards and Honors

  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication History Division, August 8, 2015 - Covert Award
  • Journalist's Resource, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard University, December 19, 2014 - top academic paper


  • Pace University, January 20 - Teaching Effectively Online certification
    The goal of this certification is to prepare instructors in online pedagogy as well as effectively using the University's learning management system (Blackboard) and other instructional technologies for teaching online, or as a supplement (blended) to an on-campus face-to-face course.
  • European Journalism Centre, August 29 - Data Driven Journalism MOOC: Doing Journalism With Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools
    Course covered the essential concepts, techniques and skills needed to effectively work with data and produce compelling data stories under tight deadlines.


Fink, K. A. & Anderson, C. (2014). Data Journalism in the United States: Beyond the “Usual Suspects”. Journalism Studies. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1461670X.2014.939852#.VQeZNEYVuI0

Fink, K. A. Book Review: Rosalind Coward, Speaking Personally: the Rise of Subjective and Confessional Journalism. Vol 37 (Issue 3) http://mcs.sagepub.com/

Fink, K. A. & Schudson, M. (2014, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). The Rise of Contextual Journalism, 1950s–2000s. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism. Vol 15 (Issue 1) , pages 3-20. http://jou.sagepub.com/content/15/1/3.full.pdf+html


Fink, K. A. (2015, March 21). Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference. Public Records and Private Interests. American Journalism Historians Association and the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, New York, NY


Data journalism, media sociology


  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication , December 2014
    The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) is a nonprofit, educational association of journalism and mass communication educators, students and media professionals.
  • International Communication Association , October 2011
    ICA is an academic association for scholars interested in the study, teaching, and application of all aspects of human and mediated communication.
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