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

Scholarly citations of 140 characters

Class is in session. The research papers are coming. It’s time to start digging for sources: encyclopedias, journal articles, tweets. Yes, tweets.

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 03:10 PM

Still outnumbered, women strive to tap into tech industry

While women have made gains in other traditionally male-dominated fields, the glass ceiling in the tech world is proving particularly tough to break.

Updated: October 01, 2013, - 06:27 AM

What if these Minnesota legends had Instagram?

Photo sharing network Instagram — 150 million active monthly users and growing fast — can always use a little more Up North perspective. Just imagine what these Minnesota icons of past, present and fiction would post — if they had Instagram.

Updated: September 25, 2013, - 10:28 PM

What if these Minnesotan legends had Instagram?

Photo sharing network Instagram — 150 million active monthly users and growing fast — can always use a little more Up North perspective. Just imagine what these Minnesota icons of past, present and fiction would post — if they had Instagram.

Updated: September 25, 2013, - 05:30 PM

Catch more followers with honey

In an online world full of sass and surliness, sharing positive news is catching on.

Updated: September 25, 2013, - 01:43 PM

Vanish from the Web with justdelete.me

Trying to wipe digital footprints off the Internet can make cleaning your cluttered closet sound like fun. But a new website aims to make erasing unwanted accounts easier.

Updated: September 24, 2013, - 03:07 PM

Digital reminders take the place of nagging

It used to be that Mom harped “Sit up straight!” when you slouched. Now there’s a smartphone app with a...

Updated: September 04, 2013, - 05:59 AM

Teens, please add me to your network, LinkedIn says

New “University Pages” connect students with colleges and the buttoned-up social network.

Updated: August 30, 2013, - 11:31 AM

More Americans tap into digital banking

There was a time, not all that long ago, when making a deposit meant walking into a bank. Paying bills...

Updated: August 26, 2013, - 06:29 PM

State Fair app leads visitors to munchies, music and merchandise

Sometimes there’s nothing more important than finding the nearest place to get cotton candy or cheese curds or fried [fill in the blank] on a stick. The Minnesota State Fair smartphone app can lead the way.

Updated: August 21, 2013, - 10:27 AM

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