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Kate Fink

Associate Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Media, Communications, and Visual Arts

  • @Pleasantville
    Choate House 223N
Office Hours

Spring 2021

Office Hours

Spring 2021

Office Hours

Spring 2021

Mon 1:30pm-5:00pm

Tue 3:30pm-5:00pm


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.


Ziek, P. & Fink, K. Networks within the Competitive Media Environment.

Fink, K. A. (2020). Freedom of information in college: How student journalists learn to file public records requests. College Media Review. Vol 58

Fink, K. A. & Palmer, R. (2020). “We Have to Stand Out to Blend In”: Ordinary Transgender People Speak About Being Subjects of News Stories. Journalism Studies. Vol 21 (Issue 8) , pages 1109--1126.

Ziek, P. & Fink, K. A. (2019). Breaking down walls: inter-organizational collaboration in 'The Trifecta'. Media Practice and Education. Vol 20 (Issue 4) , pages 378--389.

Fink, K. A., Finewood, M. H. & Molnar, L. (2019). Framing Pier 55: negotiated resilience and contested waterfronts. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. Vol 9 (Issue 3) , pages 364--370.

Fink, K. A. (2019). Freedom of Information in Community Journalism. Community Journalism. Vol 7 (Issue 1) , pages 17--37.

Fink, K. A. (2019). The biggest challenge facing journalism: A lack of trust. Journalism. Vol 20 (Issue 1) , pages 40--43.

Fink, K. A. (2018). Opening the government's black boxes: freedom of information and algorithmic accountability. Information, Communication \& Society. Vol 21 (Issue 10) , pages 1453--1471.

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

International Communication Association

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