Nikki Usher is an assistant professor at the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. Her work focuses on the intersection of news and digital change, and she uses field research to look at what news production practices can tell us about the state of the news industry both in the U.S. and internationally. Her first book, Making News at The New York Times, will be out from University of Michigan Press in Spring 2014. She was a journalist at The Philadelphia Inquirer, continues to blog for Nieman Journalism Lab, and received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication in 2011. Nikki Usher is a Researcher for the Tow Center.