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Articles by Nikki Usher

Nikki Usher is an assistant professor at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs this fall. She received her PhD in May 2011 from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She has published and blogged about topics ranging from citizen journalism, the origins of news on the web, the implications of the new media economy and news business models, and the changing identity of legacy journalists. Her dissertation is focused on how business newsrooms are adapting to the changing digital environment, with the The New York Times as her principal research site. She has conducted field research at NPR, The Christian Science Monitor, Marketplace public radio, TheStreet.com, and The Times. She was also a research assistant for the Knight Digital Media Center, where she still assists in projects looking at the evolution of newsroom leadership. Prior to life as an academic, Nikki was a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer. You can reach her at nusher@usc.edu.
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The International Herald Tribune will soon be a newspaper for the history books, but its de-Americanizing frame may prove useful in a globalized world.
“Online advertising is still fleeting, and no amount of social metrics canoodling, in my view, is likely to change that — even for Facebook.”
The George Washington professor argues small newspaper publishers are hanging on to false optimism that the importance of their work will save their business.
Why a defined and loyal audience may not be enough to keep some niche news sites afloat.
Now that the U.S. space shuttle program has ended, what will become of the journalists who covered it?
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