About Kakie Urch
URCH, KAKIE is an assistant professor of multimedia in the University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications. She brings years of experience as an editor, producer and media educator based in locations from Palm Springs, Calif. to Cincinnati, Ohio to Central Pennsylvania to her position in Lexington. She is the founder of the Information Communication Technology Collaborative ICT Co-Lab at UK and teaches undergraduates Web design, multimedia and digital publishing practices. As assistant managing editor of The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, she was part of the Gannett paper's Newspaper NEXT/InnoSight project and a leader in the online/mojo initiative. She was assistant managing editor of The Kentucky Post/Cincinnati Post (Scripps Howard) and editor of The Kentucky Enquirer, an edition of The Cincinnati Enquirer (Gannett), where the big stories included the OxyContin epidemic, the Easter week race riots and Pete Rose's gambling admission. Urch also worked as an editor at the Centre Daily Times and a reporter at the Lexington Herald-Leader. A native of Rowayton, Conn., she received bachelor’s degrees in journalism and English, and a master’s degree in American literature and mass culture, as well as a graduate certificate in social theory from the University of Kentucky. Urch did her doctoral work in rhetoric and composition at Pennsylvania State University. She taught American literature, composition, critical theory, reporting and communication studies at the University of Kentucky and Penn State for a total of 13 years and has taught communications at California State University San Bernardino. As a student at University of Kentucky, she co-founded and managed WRFL-FM, a cutting edge 24-hour FM broadcast alternative radio station that celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. She enjoys film and mentoring young journalists. She volunteered as a Screen Actors Guild Foundation Bookpal reader in the elementary schools in the desert and served on the board of the World Affairs Council of the Desert.
- Occupation: Professor
- Organization: University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications
- Location: Lexington, KY
- Website: http://cis.uky.edu/
- Twitter: @profkakie
- Delicious: profkakie
- Was accepted for Jan 06-11 2008 Multimedia Training.
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Content on this site written by Kakie Urch (includes contributory writing):
- East Bay Vivarium
- East Bay Vivarium provides a community gathering place for human beings and the snakes, frogs, lizards, and spiders who are their companions.