The Urban, Rural, and Beltway Divide: Imagining Journalism and Community
About Nikki Usher
Nikki Usher, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. She is the author of Making News at The New York Times (University of Michigan Press, 2014), winner of the Association for Education in Journalism’s Tankard Award for Best Book. Her new book, Interactive Journalism: Hackers, Data, and News (University of Illinois Press, October 2016), looks at the rise of programming, data, and hacking in journalism and the ensuing changes to the profession and professional ideology. Usher has been a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University’s School of Journalism and a University of Missouri Reynolds’ Institute fellow. She is the winner of the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Outstanding Woman Scholar’s award from AEJMC and was also named one of four top emerging scholars by the association. Usher has written articles on the future of journalism across major journals such as New Media and Society, Journalism, Journalism Studies, Journalism Practice, Media, Culture and Society and others. Usher also writes popular press articles and is a frequent contributor to the Columbia Journalism Review. She received her Ph.D. and MA at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication and her A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard University.