Pam Fine is a veteran journalist and educator who has worked at major news organizations in Atlanta, Minneapolis and Indianapolis. Most recently, she held the Knight Chair for News, Leadership, and Community as a tenured professor at the University of Kansas, where she collaborated on projects with professional news organizations and taught reporting, ethics and other courses.
Prior to joining the University of Kansas, Fine was managing editor of the Indianapolis Star where she expanded digital coverage and strengthened investigative reporting. Before that she was managing editor and vice president of the Star Tribune in Minneapolis. There, she led a major restructuring of news operations and a variety of high-impact journalism projects, including a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize.
She is currently on the boards of the News Leaders Association Foundation (formerly ASNE Foundation) and The Beacon, a digital news startup focused on Kansas and Missouri. She is also on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee of the national Evans Scholars Foundation.
Fine has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in media management from the University of Missouri-Columbia.