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

Tweet, text or talk?

The digital age has given us many ways to connect, but the hailstorm of chatter has only made life more complicated.

Updated: December 01, 2012, - 03:40 PM

Old chatter, new tricks

Old rules don't always apply to the new ways of staying in touch.

Updated: November 30, 2012, - 12:56 PM

Research takes more than Google

Teachers are worried that middle and high school students rely too much on Internet search engines to find information, says a new Pew Center study.

Updated: November 04, 2012, - 07:20 PM

Early voting, Minnesota style

Voters at Minneapolis City Hall turned in 220 absentee ballots on Saturday, far fewer than collected the same day four years ago.

Updated: November 03, 2012, - 06:54 PM

Snap and share on Instagram

Want to peek into other people's lives? It's easy with Instagram, the photo-sharing app that's exploding in popularity.

Updated: October 31, 2012, - 07:17 PM

Young Americans read on the go

Mobile phones and e-readers are popular devices for bibliophiles under age 30. But the majority still prefers paper.

Updated: October 28, 2012, - 11:38 PM

No job? Get online

Using social media networks can spark career opportunities and prove candidates are tech savvy.

Updated: October 24, 2012, - 06:03 PM

Social media puts all of us in debate 'spin room'

From Twitter to tumblr, online sites offer voters an immediate, powerful way to take part in the presidential debates.

Updated: October 22, 2012, - 08:52 AM

Monday's moods not so bad after all

A study of 340,000 Americans found people's feelings were similar on all weekdays except Friday.

Updated: October 22, 2012, - 12:14 AM

Online oopses can hurt college chances

A 2012 survey by Kaplan Test Prep found that more admissions officers are checking out candidates online and finding potentially damaging information.

Updated: October 17, 2012, - 02:38 PM

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