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Articles by Nikki Usher and Seth C. Lewis

Nikki Usher is an assistant professor at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. She received her PhD in May 2011 from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Seth C. Lewis is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. His 2010 dissertation, completed at the University of Texas at Austin, examined how the Knight Foundation has sought to shape the substance and culture of innovation in journalism.
Doha sunset
September 18, 2012
A visit to Al Jazeera reveals an oasis of hacker-journalists in the Middle East.
Busted computer in the desert
September 17, 2012
Open-source may be hip, but an awful lot of cultural baggage can get in the way of newsrooms adopting it.
mozilla_logo
November 16, 2011
The foundations see a future that fuses journalism and tool-building, storytelling and code.
makerculture
October 7, 2011
…and why they could be the keys to innovating both the business and the system of journalism.
mojo_learninglab
August 3, 2011
What can the open source movement teach journalism — and vice versa?