Elizabeth Hansen

research fellow Shorenstein Center

Elizabeth Hansen is a Research Fellow at the Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics, and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. Elizabeth’s research focuses on the organizational and strategic dynamics of innovation amidst the massive digital transformation of the media landscape. At the Shorenstein Center, Elizabeth leads a project exploring how single-subject newsrooms can build digital audience and revenue. At the Tow Center, Elizabeth leads a project examining how newsrooms are shifting their workplace operations to accommodate social distribution technologies. Elizabeth has also written about the revenue and engagement strategies of nonprofit news outlets, the opportunities and challenges of podcasting for science journalism, the strategic difficulties facing digital advertising agencies in the new media environment, and the team collaboration implications of digitally-enabled work. She was a 2016-2017 fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University where she worked on a project tracing the re-emergence of podcasting as an open format and growing media industry. Her dissertation in Organizational Behavior at Harvard Business School examines how legacy public broadcasting organizations are adapting to digital modes of distribution and consumption (such as podcasting and mobile technology) while preserving successful business models and public service commitments.

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