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Allie Kosterich

Allie Kosterich

Assistant Professor
Communications and Media Management
Gabelli School of Business
Joined Fordham: 2019

General Information:
Hughes Hall, Room 512
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458

Email: akosterichsalomone@fordham.edu
Website: alliekosterich.com

Biography

Allie Kosterich is an assistant professor of communications and media management at the Gabelli School of Business. She holds a Ph.D. in communication from Rutgers University.

Dr. Kosterich’s research and teaching focus on media management and industry change. In particular, she is interested in understanding the transformation of media industries as a result of technological and social change. She does so by drawing on theory from both management and communication, as well as both quantitative methods such as social network analysis and event history analysis and qualitative methods such as interviews and textual analysis. Her work is supported by funding from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University where she is a Knight News Innovation Fellow.

Merging theory with practice, Dr. Kosterich has established an active research agenda that studies the interaction of media organizations, institutions, and new technologies. Her work has been widely published in leading academic journals, as well as in the popular press. Dr. Kosterich’s research and teaching interests stem in part from her professional media background, which includes management and production positions in newsrooms and television studios. Prior to that, she earned a BS in communication from Cornell University.

Education

  • PhD: Rutgers University, 2017
  • Bachelor’s: Cornell University, 2009

Research Interests

  • Media Transformation
  • Media Management
  • Professionalization
  • Institutional Change
  • Organizational Change
  • Media Innovation

Publications

  • Kosterich, A. (in press). “Managing news nerds: Strategizing about institutional change in the news industry.” Journal of Media Business Studies.
  • Kosterich, A., & Weber, M. S. (in press). “Careers in modern professional journalism: A case study of NYC journalist network histories 2011-2015.” Journalism Practice, 13, 982-987.
  • Kosterich, A., & Weber, M. S. (2019). “Starting up the news: The impact of venture capital on the digital news media ecosystem.” International Journal on Media Management, 20, 239-262
  • Kosterich, A., & Weber, M.S. (2019). “Transformation of a Modern Newsroom Workforce: A Case Study of NYC Journalist Network Histories 2011-2015.” Journalism Practice, 13, 431-457.
  • Weber, M. S., & Kosterich, A. (2018). “Coding the news: The role of computer code in the distribution of news media.” Digital Journalism, 6, 310-329.
  • Weber, M.S., Ognyanova, K., & Kosterich, A. (2017). “Imitation in the quest to survive: Lessons from news media on the early web.” International Journal of Communication, 11, 5068-5092.
  • Kosterich, A. (2016). “Reconfiguring the ‘hits’: The new portrait of television program success in an era of big data.” International Journal on Media Management, 18, 43-58. (Top 10 article of 2016).
  • Kosterich, A., & Napoli, P. M. (2016). “Reconfiguring the audience commodity: The institutionalization of social TV analytics as market information regime.” Television and New Media. 17, 254-271.