Katherine G. Fry (Ph.D., 1994, Temple University) is Professor of Media Studies and Chair of the Dept. of Television and Radio at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.  She teaches and publishes in the areas of media ecology; media literacy; and cultural analysis of journalism. A 2015 Fulbright recipient, she has lectured internationally in Turkey, Spain and Germany. Currently she is engaged in research and publications around changing definition of news/journalism as our communication technologies change, examining specifically how audiences engage with news in this shifting media environment. In addition to many articles and book chapters, Fry is author of Constructing the Heartland: Television News and Natural Disaster (2006), and Identities in Context: Media, Myth, Religion in Space the Time (2008, Edited with Barbara Jo Lewis).  Fry has developed, and teaches, a model of activist media literacy education based on her grassroots media literacy education work as Co-Founder and former Education Director of the non-profit, New York City-based organization, The LAMP (www.thelamp.org)