Katie Humphrey

Reporter | Digital Life
Phone: 612-673-4758
Katie Humphrey is the digital life reporter for features. Katie has also covered Dakota County and a gaggle of south metro suburbs. Before coming to the Star Tribune, Katie covered cops, courts and city hall at the Austin American-Statesman. She studied journalism and Spanish (she’s fluent) at Northwestern University.

Recent content from Katie Humphrey

Question: To tweet or not to tweet?

At the theater, talking is a no-no -- and checking your smartphone is even worse. Except when you've paid for "tweet seats."

Updated: January 05, 2013, - 12:45 PM

Love the phone; hate the phone

Americans' growing cellphone dependence -- which includes sleeping with the devices -- comes with a dose of angst.

Updated: January 04, 2013, - 08:17 AM

More TV watchers are thinking small

Flatscreens continue to sell well, but smaller, more portable electronics are booming in popularity.

Updated: December 27, 2012, - 06:08 PM

Debate over video games explodes anew

Violent games under scrutiny again; players call criticism unfair.

Updated: December 22, 2012, - 10:57 PM

After the mayhem, social media airs anguish and advocacy

In a watershed moment, Facebook and Twitter were powerful tools for crystallizing the nation's thoughts.

Updated: December 22, 2012, - 09:23 PM

Dec. 22, 2012: Hoffner gets 20-day unpaid suspension

Todd Hoffner's status as Minnesota State, Mankato's football coach remains unclear. The unpaid suspension might be over his use of university cellphone.

Updated: December 20, 2012, - 06:58 AM

White House lets 'pinners' look at presidential style

Perhaps 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue can offer some "pinspiration" for last-minute holiday decorating.

Updated: December 19, 2012, - 05:31 PM

Coupon clicking: Like, share, annoy

By clicking instead of clipping, shoppers can instantly get deals via social media. But by doing so, they -- and their friends and families -- become cogs in the marketing machine.

Updated: December 17, 2012, - 05:57 AM

Is that an elephant? Help researchers identify animals of the Serengeti

From the sofa in Minnesota, train your eyes on the plains of the Serengeti.

Updated: December 14, 2012, - 02:46 PM

May these famous folks tweet with divine inspiration

Who would you like to see on Twitter? With the pope tweeting soon, let us bow our heads and look at our Twitter feeds.

Updated: December 11, 2012, - 09:52 AM

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