Katy Mersmann

Multimedia Producer

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I currently work as a multimedia specialist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. I'm part of the Earth science news team, working to help share the agency's research science with the rest of the world. I'm passionate about the science I communicate, as well as social media and making stories interesting and accessible online.

I spent five years at the University of Missouri, studying convergence journalism. While I was there, I worked in a few different newsrooms as part of my education: CNN Health, the RJI Futures Lab Weekly Update and the Columbia Missourian. As a convergence journalist, I've done different work at every newsroom where I've been. 

I was selected as a member of the 2015 ONA Student Newsroom and when I graduated with my bachelor's degree, I was inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha, the journalism honor society. As part of my graduate research, I studied how newsrooms construct ethical guidelines in the absence of legal standards. 

Have questions? Want to talk to me? I'm available by email at katmers@gmail.com and I'm always on Twitter.