Katie Humphrey

Reporter | Digital Life
Phone: 952-746-3286
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

Mastectomy debate: Much-needed information or fueling hysteria?

Coming on the heels of Angelina Jolie’s revelation that she had a preventive double mastectomy, talk of the very personal procedure has never been so public.

Updated: June 13, 2013, - 11:19 PM

Angst abounds as people tweet during tragedy

During times of national heartache, Twitter and Facebook become sounding boards for the grieving masses. But what if you want to tweet about something else?

Updated: June 07, 2013, - 03:34 PM

Apps help users send paper greeting cards from a digital world

Woe, the end of letter writing.Penmanship pushed aside amid a sea of e-mail and text messages. The U.S. Postal Service...

Updated: June 07, 2013, - 01:21 PM

What's the most popular YouTube video in Minnesota?

YouTube knows what Minnesotans like to watch. Given our apparently universal enchantment with animals, local critters sometimes grab the spotlight.

Updated: May 29, 2013, - 03:21 PM

Study: Kids are all right when they're online

When crafting their social media identities, teenagers are more sophisticated — and safer — than adults might think.

Updated: May 25, 2013, - 12:47 PM

New app offers guide to Sculpture Garden

A new app developed by Walker Art Center uses GPS to map and share stories of the Sculpture Garden with those who wander through, smartphones in hand.

Updated: May 17, 2013, - 02:17 PM

Lust at first photo: Tinder heats up dating-app scene

Go ahead. Be superficial. Tinder, an iPhone dating app, encourages users to make snap judgments about photographs of potential mates.

Updated: May 15, 2013, - 02:34 PM

First academic study of Pinterest finds it isn't so social

“Pinterest is a social network where the focus is not socializing,” says Loren Terveen, a University of Minnesota professor. “The focus is content.”

Updated: May 08, 2013, - 03:17 PM

Beyond cookies: Girl Scouts create robots, video games

Badges with techie twists encourage Scouts – both boys and girls – to explore science and engineering when they’re not building campfires.

Updated: May 07, 2013, - 02:22 PM

DIY techies click print, enter third dimension

Star Trek had the replicator. The real world has 3-D printing. The much-hyped technology is bringing science fiction to life by using computer designs to “print” objects out of layers of melted plastic.

Updated: April 28, 2013, - 03:26 PM

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