About Us

Beckah Frie is a junior majoring in professional journalism at the University of Minnesota. She is planning on moving to California in the next few years to pursue her journalism career. She’s covering the effects of globalization on broadcast journalism, specifically global news coverage.

Stacey Battenberg is a junior majoring in professional journalism and communication studies at the University of Minnesota. Her area of study focuses on citizen journalism and the impact of blogs on the professional world of journalism. Stacey is originally from Minneapolis, MN.

Kelli Hagen is a junior majoring in professional journalism and mass communications at the University of Minnesota. She is focusing on the advances in technology, particularly in the use of “Smartphones,” and the way they are affecting the journalism profession.

Jon Michelson is a junior majoring in professional journalism at the University of Minnesota. He is hoping to become a sports journalist when he graduates. He is focusing on the newspaper industry talking about the history of the industry, the “death of the newspaper industry”, and the future outlook of the newspaper industry. He is originally from Fargo, ND.

Katrina Goldammer is a senior majoring in professional journalism at the University of Minnesota with a minor in New Media Studies. She is focusing on the history of professional journalism and the major technological revolutions which shaped the industry.


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