Nikki Usher is Assistant Professor at The George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs. Her work focuses on news in the digital age, with a particular emphasis on production studies. Dr. Usher's fieldwork has taken her across the U.S. and the world to newsrooms to learn about workflow, news values, news decision-making and the internal, external and professional pressures on journalists. Her book, Making News at The New York Times, based on five months of ethnographic work at the news organization, is in press with the University of Michigan. She has published widely across top journals in Communication and Journalism Studies.