Efrat Nechushtai is a PhD Candidate in Communications in the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a Knight News Innovation Fellow at the Tow Center. Her research focuses on the impact of digital infrastructures on news production and consumption, role perceptions of journalists and relationships between news producers and audiences. Her work has been published in Journalism, The International Journal of Press/Politics and Computers in Human Behavior. Nechushtai spent eight years as editor and writer in the Israeli daily Haaretz, covering business and digital culture. She holds an M.Phil in Communications from Columbia University, M.A. in Culture Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and B.A. in Social Sciences and Humanities (with distinction) from the Open University of Israel.