Los Angeles

Katie Hawkins-Gaar

  • Digital Innovation Faculty
  • The Poynter Institute

Katie is digital innovation faculty at The Poynter Institute, where she teaches, stays on top of journalism trends and generally geeks out about newsrooms testing out new and exciting ideas. Before joining Poynter, she was the editor for CNN iReport, the network’s global participatory news community. A leading expert in user-generated content, Hawkins-Gaar was responsible for the site’s editorial and social strategies, setting verification standards, and leading a team of producers based in Atlanta and London. You can find her most anywhere on social at @katiehawk.