Dawn Fallik is an award-winning reporter specializing in database analysis, medical coverage and digital storytelling. She is an assistant professor at the University of Delaware who worked at The Wall Street Journal, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Associated Press. She was co-director of the National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting.
She spent 15 years as a staff reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Associated Press and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She witnessed an execution, investigated medication errors and spent a month in India covering the tsunami rescue and recovery.
Reporting: Fallik left full-time reporting in 2007. She now freelances medical stories for The Wall Street Journal, Al-Jazeera America, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Neurology Today and others.
Academia: In addition to coordinating the journalism internship program at UD, Fallik teaches beginning and advanced reporting, medical writing, social media sourcing and critical writing. She served on the Ochberg Society Board of Directors, teaching journalists how to cover traumatic situations.
Blogging: Despite her years of investigative reporting on subjects that matter, Fallik has a pop culture problem. After correctly identifying a Project Runway designer’s dress on a Wall Street Journal editor, they hired her to blog a variety of programs including Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries and Project Runway. She interviewed Tim Gunn, reviewed U2 and forced herself to taste many samples at the Specialty Food Show in New York City.