Di Finch

Visiting Assistant Professor of Communications
McEwen - Comm. 009A
2850 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
dfinch2@elon.edu (336) 278-5737

Professional Expertise

Digital Media Journalist - Focus on Data Analysis and Visualization

Brief Biography

Following her software career in the U.S. and Japan, Dianne used her programming skills to spot story ideas in Census 2000 data for the Associated Press. She then obtained a master’s in journalism from Columbia University, adding to her economics degree. She covered finance for Bloomberg News and worked the health-science beat for New Hampshire Public Radio. In 2008 she was awarded a year-long fellowship at MIT’s Knight Science Journalism program – and stayed there to build a multimedia training program and oversee design of a custom website as the program’s multimedia manager.

Her stories have been on NPR and in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, and several others. Dianne is currently using her programming background to dig into data visualization related to business and science.

Courses Taught

Business Reporting

Covering Business In The Information Age

Media Writing

Web Publishing


Leadership Positions

MIT Knight Science Journalism Multimedia Manager

Director of IT, Dun & Bradstreet

Sole Proprietor - Consultant


Grants Awarded

Fellowships: Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT

Donald W. Reynolds Fellowship - Business Journalism


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