BOOKS AND MONOGRAPHS
Usher, Nikki. (2021). News for the Rich, White, and Blue: What the Decline of Journalism Means for America. New York: Columbia University Press.
Belair-Gagnon, Valerie and Usher, Nikki (Eds.) (2021). Journalism Research That Matters. New York: Oxford University Press.
Usher, Nikki. (2019). Putting Place in the Center of Journalism Research: A Way Forward to Understand Challenges to Trust and Knowledge in News. Journalism and Mass Communication Monographs 21(2), 84-196.
Usher, Nikki. (2016). Interactive News: Hackers, Data, and Code. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. (first chapter; undergoing translation into Chinese via China Remin University Press)
Usher, Nikki. (2014). Making News at the New York Times. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. (open access; undergoing translation into Chinese via Shanghai Translation Press).
Book series editor: Political Communication and Journalism Unbound with Oxford University Press, co-edited with Daniel Kreiss. Responsible for commissioning new books for press.
REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES & ACADEMIC COMMENTARY
much of this work can be accessed for FREE via academia.edu
Ahn, Sun Joo; Cripe, Emily T.; Foucault Welles, Brooke; McGregor, Shannon C; Pearce, Katy E; Usher, Nikki; Vitak, Jessica. (2021). Academic Caregivers on Organizational and Community Resilience in Academia (Fuck Individual Resilience). Communication, Culture, and Critique.
Moran, Rachel and Usher, Nikki. (2021). Objects of journalism, revised: Rethinking materiality in journalism studies through emotion, culture and ‘unexpected objects’. Journalism.
Usher, Nikki and Ng, Yee Man Margaret. (2020). Sharing Knowledge and "Microbubbles": Epistemic Communities and Insularity in US Political Journalism. Social Media & Society.
Usher, Nikki. (2020). The New York Times in Trump's America: A Failure for Liberals, a Champion for Liberalism. Political Communication. (commentary)
Usher, Nikki. (2020). News Cartography and Epistemic Authority in the Era of Big Data: Journalists as Map Makers, Map Users, and Map Subjects. New Media and Society.
Usher, Nikki. (2019). Funnel Time in the Heartland: Shifting Temporalities and Changing Materialities at The Omaha World-Herald. International Journal of Communication.
Usher, Nikki, Holcomb, Jesse and Littman, Justin (2018). Twitter Makes it Worse: Political Journalists, Gendered Echo Chambers, and the Amplification of Gender Bias. International Journal of Press Politics, online before print.
Entman, Robert and Usher, Nikki (2018). Framing in a Fractured Democracy: Impacts of Digital Technology on Ideology, Power, and Cascading Network Activation. Journal of Communication, 68(2): 298-308.
Usher, Nikki (2018). Re-thinking Trust in The News: A Material Approach Through “Objects of Journalism.” Journalism Studies, 19(4): 564-578.
Usher, Nikki (2018). Breaking News Production Processes in US Metropolitan Newsrooms: Immediacy and Journalistic Authority. Journalism, 19(1): 21-36.
Usher, Nikki (2017). Venture-backed News Startups and The Field of Journalism: Challenges, Changes, and Consistencies. Digital Journalism, 5(9): 1116-1133.
*Selected as one of the top 10 most important pieces of new research for 2017 in digital and social media by Harvard’s Shorenstien Center and Nieman Journalism Lab
Usher, Nikki. (2017). Making Business News: A Production Analysis of The New York Times. International Journal of Communication, 11. http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/3258/1907
*translation 2017 into Portuguese in The Paragraph Journal (Revista Parágrafo), 5(2), retrieved from http://revistaseletronicas.fiamfaam.br/index.php/recicofi/article/view/677/532)
Usher, Nikki. (2017). The Appropriation/Amplification Model of Citizen Journalism: An Account of the Structural Limitations and the Political Economy of Citizen Journalism. Journalism Practice, 11 (2-3), 247-265.
Lewis, Seth and Usher, Nikki (2016). Trading Zones, Boundary Objects, and The Pursuit of News Innovation: A case study of journalists and programmers. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 22(5), 543-560.
Carlson, Matt and Usher, Nikki. (2016). Out With The Newspaper Crisis, In With For-Profit News Startups: How Startup Manifestos Influence Metajournalistic Discourse. Digital Journalism 4(5), 563-581.
Usher, Nikki (2015). Newsroom Moves and the Newspaper Crisis Reevaluated: Space, Place and Cultural Meaning. Media, Culture, and Society 37(7), 1005-1021.
Usher, Nikki (2014). The Late Great International Herald Tribune and The New York Times: Space, Time, Print and Online Coordination in a 24-7 Networked World. Journalism. 16(1), 119-133.
Usher, Nikki (2014). Spot.Us: A Case Study of a New News Business Model and its Implications for Journalism. Cinergie.
Lewis, Seth and Usher, Nikki (2014). Code, Collaboration and the Future of Journalism: A Case Study of the Hacks Hackers Global Network. Digital Journalism, 2(3), 383-393.
Jian, Lian and Usher, Nikki (2014). Crowd-Funded Journalism: The Case of Spot.Us. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 19(2), 155-170.
Lewis, Seth and Usher, Nikki (2013). Open source and Journalism: Toward New Frameworks for Imagining News Innovation. Media, Culture & Society, 35(5), 602-619.
Usher, Nikki (2013). Understanding Web Metrics and News Production: When a Quantified Audience is not a Commodified Audience. Digital Journalism, 1(3), 335-351.
Usher, Nikki (2013). Marketplace Public Radio and News Routines Reconsidered: Between Structures and Agents. Journalism, 14(6), 807-822.
Usher, Nikki (2013). Ignored, Uninterested and The Blame Game: How The New York Times, Marketplace, and TheStreet Distanced Themselves from Preventing the 2007-2009 Financial Crisis. Journalism, 14(2), 190-207.
Usher, Nikki (2012). Reshaping the Public Radio Newsroom for the Digital Future. Radio Journal, 10(1), 65-79.
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).
Usher, Nikki (2016). The Civic Role of Journalism Startups. Prepared for the Canada Public Policy Forum.
Usher, Nikki (2014). Moving The Newsroom: Post-Industrial News Spaces and Places. Prepared for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Usher, Nikki (forthcoming). From Platform Capture to Media Capture. In Anya Schiffrin (Ed.), Media Capture in the Digital Age. New York: Columbia University Press.
Usher, Nikki (2019). What is Data Journalism For? In Jonathan Gray and Liliana Bonegru (Eds). The Data Journalism Handbook, 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Usher, Nikki (2018). Hacks, Hackers and the Expansive Boundaries of Journalism. In Bob Franklin and S.A. Eldridge (Eds.) Routledge Handbook of Development in Digital Journalism Studies. London: Routledge.
Usher, Nikki (2018). Women and Technology in the Newsroom: Vision or Reality from Data Journalism to the News Startup Era. In Linda Steiner and Cinthia Carter (Eds). Gender and The News Media. London: Routledge.
Usher, Nikki (2018). How Interactivity Can Build Transparency: What Tech Can Teach Us About Rebuilding Media Trust. In Pablo Boczkowski and Zizi Papacharissi (Eds). Trump and the Media. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Usher, Nikki (2016). Immediacy Reconsidered: The Crisis of Journalism Reviewed. In Jeffery Alexander, Elizabeth Breese and Maria Luengo (Eds.). The Crisis of Journalism Reconsidered. New York: Oxford University Press.
Usher, Nikki (2012). 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.