By Julyssa Lopez
In “Making News at the New York Times,” assistant professor Nikki Usher goes where few scholars have gone before to take a behind-the-scenes look at one of the nation’s most prestigious newspapers. Dr. Usher was allowed access into the publication’s changing newsroom, where she spent five months conducting research to get to the root of how news is made in the digital age.
The book details Dr. Usher’s time observing meetings, following journalists, conducting dozens and dozens of interviews and listening in on daily staff conversations. Dr. Usher spoke with George Washington Today about the process of putting the book together, the inner workings of the paper and where the broader media landscape is heading in the future.