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

OMG: Historical Society tweets tales of #CivilWar

Who needs costumes and fake muskets when you can re-enact the Civil War on Twitter?

Updated: January 09, 2013, - 12:46 PM

A Civil War Twitter battle

Tweeting for the next three years.

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

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

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