Usher, Nikki (In Press). Making News at The New York Times. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES
Usher, Nikki (forthcoming). Understanding Web Metrics and News Production: When a Quantified Audience is not a Commodified Audience. Digital Journalism.
Lewis, Seth and Usher, Nikki (forthcoming). Open source and Journalism: Toward New Frameworks for Imagining News Innovation. Media, Culture & Society.
Jian, Lian and Usher, Nikki (forthcoming). Crowd-Funded Journalism: The Case of Spot.Us. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.
Usher, Nikki (published online-first: 2012). Marketplace Public Radio and News Routines Reconsidered: Between Structures and Agents. Journalism.
Usher, Nikki (published online-first: 2012). Ignored, Uninterested and The Blame Game: How The New York Times, Marketplace, and TheStreet Distanced Themselves from Preventing the 2007-2009 Financial Crisis. Journalism.
Usher, Nikki (2012). Reshaping the Public Radio Newsroom for the Digital Future. Radio Journal. 11 (1).
Usher, Nikki (2012). Going Web-First at the Christian Science Monitor: A three-part study of change. International Journal of Communication, 6, 1898–1917.
Usher, Nikki (2012). Service Journalism as Community Experience: Personal Technology and Personal Finance at The New York Times. Journalism Practice, 6 (1) 107-121.
Usher, Nikki and Layser, Michelle. (2010). The Quest to Save Journalism: A Legal Analysis of New Models for Newspapers from Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Organizations to L3Cs. Utah Law Review.
Usher, Nikki. (2010). Goodbye to the News: How out of Work Journalists Assess Enduring News Values and the New Media Landscape. New Media & Society, 12 (6), 911-928.
Usher, Nikki. (2010). Resurrecting the 1938 St. Louis Post-Dispatch Symposium on the Freedom of the Press: Examining its contributions and their implications for today. Journalism Studies, 11(3), 311-326.
Usher, Nikki. (2009). The Iraq War Online: News Graphics and Interactive Argument. Journal of Visual Literacy, 28(12), 116-128.
Usher, Nikki. (2009). Recovery from Disaster: How journalists at the New Orleans Times-Picayune understand the role of a post-Katrina newspaper. Journalism Practice, 3(2), 216-232.
Usher, Nikki. (2009). Reviewing Fauxtography: A blog-driven challenge to mass media power without the promises of networked publicity. First Monday, 13(12). Retrieved from http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2158/2055
Usher, Nikki (forthcoming). Service Journalism as Community Experience: Personal Technology and Personal Finance at The New York Times. In Folker Hanusch (Eds.) Lifestyle Journalism. New York: Routledge.
Usher, Nikki, Riley, Patricia and Porter, Vikki (2012). US Public Service Broadcasting: The Case of National Public Radio Online. In Niels Brugger and Maureen Burns (Eds.), Histories of Public Service Broadcasting Online. New York: Peter Lang.
Usher, Nikki (2011). Professional Journalists – Hands Off! Citizen Journalism as Civic Responsibility. In Robert McChesney and Victor Pickard (Eds.), Will The Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights?: The Collapse of Journalism and What Can Be Done to Fix It. New York, The New Press.
Usher, Nikki (2011). US Public Radio Moves Online: How Routines, Newsroom Decision-Making and Professional Identity adapt to Change. In David Domingo and Chris Patterson (Eds.), Making Online News, 2nd Edition. New York, Peter Lang.
Usher, Nikki and Morieson, Lucy (2011). Mapping the Future of News in a Digital World: Australian and US Perspectives. In Daniel Araya, Tessa Houghton and Yana Briendel (Eds.), Nexis: New Intersections in Internet Research. New York: Peter Lang.
Usher, Nikki and Morrison, Eleanor. (2010). The Demise of the Gay Enclave, Communication Infrastructure Theory and the Transformation of Gay Public Space. In Chris Pullen and Margaret Cooper (Eds)., LGBT Identity and Online New Media. Los Angeles: Sage.
Usher, Nikki and Schuh, Janel S. (2010). “I’m Sorry, Oh So Sorry”: The Ethics of Celebrity Apologies for Bigoted Speech. In Sandra L. Borden and Howard Good (Eds)., The Ethics of Entertainment. New York: McFarland.
REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Riley, Patricia, Usher, Nikki and Hollihan, Thomas. (2011). Arguing for Survival: Strategic Communication and Narrative Accounts of Change in the News Industry. In Dennis Gourian (Ed.), The Selected Papers of the 13th NCA/AFA Conference on Argumentation. Washington, DC: National Communication Association.
Riley, Patricia, Hollihan, Thomas and Usher, Nikki. (2011). Arguing for Survival: Strategic Communication and Narrative Accounts of Change in the News Industry. In Dennis Gourian (Ed.), The Selected Papers of the 13th NCA/AFA Conference on Argumentation. Washington, DC: National Communication Association.
Usher, Nikki B. (2009). Visual Argument and Interactive Visual Images: “Virtual” Experience and the Consequences for Argument. In Scott Jacobs (Ed.), Selected Papers From the 12th NCA/AFA Conference in Argumentation. Annandale, VA: National Communication Association, p. 695-702.
Usher, Nikki. (2012). Wikileaks: News in the Networked Era: Charlie Beckett and James Ball. Political Communication, 29(4), 198.
Usher, Nikki. (2011). The Changing Business of Journalism and Its Implications for Democracy (Ed. David Levy and Rasmus Kleis Nielson). Journalism.
Usher, Nikki. (2010). Pablo J. Boczkowski: News at Work: Imitation in an Age of Information Abundance. Journal of Communication, 60 (4).
Usher, Nikki. (2009). Michael Schudson: Why Democracies Need an Unlovable Press. International Journal of Communication, 3, 647-651.
Usher, Nikki. (2009). Review Essay: Global Journalism Studies: Three Books and a Look at the Future. International Journal of Communication, 2(2), 140-145.
International Communication Association’s Journalism Studies Division -Dissertation of the Year Award (2012): The Gene Burd Urban Dissertation Research Prize.