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Jim Flink

Jim Flink

Host, Global Journalist

Jim Flink is the host of Global Journalist, a production of the Reynolds Journalism Institute, and KBIA. 

Jim Flink is working with the prestigious Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) at The Missouri School of Journalism, identifying and developing mobile, video news content, distribution and monetization strategies in digital newsrooms. He has formed small tactical teams focused on rapid-iteration, multi-platform deployment of content, building infrastructure, mindset/workflow, social and audience development strategies to quickly deploy and optimize content, putting the "right content to the right platform at the right time" in a progressive story-telling fashion.

During his previous four years as Vice President of News Operations, and then General Manager of Newsy, Jim led, coached and cultivated a young startup newsroom into an established, strong, internationally respected newsroom publishing quality video content on emerging digital platforms

Prior to his new media career, Jim worked for Kansas City's KMBC-TV from 1995-2010, serving as a primary anchor (mornings, nights, weekends) and as reporter for the most-watched ABC affiliate in America.Jim has also won many awards: Emmy, Murrow, AP, Sigma Delta Chi, Missouri and Kansas Broadcasters and many more. And Jim has worked overseas for the Korean Broadcasting System, UNESCO, and as a guest lecturer in The Philippines.  Jim has also dedicated two decades of his career to teaching the next generation of journalists, serving in adjunct roles at The Missouri School of Journalism, Avila University, UMKC and Park University.

Jim received his B.A. in political science from Westminster College, and his M.A. in journalism from The Missouri School of Journalism. In 2010, he was awarded the Lifetime Alumni Achievement Award from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.