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Allie Kosterich

Research Fellow (Spring 2016)

Allie Kosterich is a PhD student at the School of Communication & Information at Rutgers University. Her research focuses on media industry transformation, particularly at the intersection of organizations, institutions, and digital technology. These interests stem in part from her professional media background, which includes management and production positions in newsrooms and television studios. Prior to that, Allie earned a B.S. in Communication from Cornell University.

Project: Digital Journalism and the Challenges of Managing a 21st Century Newsroom Workforce
Allie Kosterich and Dr. Matthew Weber will be working on a systematic analysis of the challenges facing managers of modern news organizations. The goal of this work is to examine the changing composition of newsroom workforces by analyzing the work histories, educational backgrounds, and skill sets of newsroom employees. The results of this study will provide publishers and managing editors with specific recommendations regarding recruiting strategies, target skills, and educational backgrounds that will complement existing newsroom workforces.