Elizabeth Hansen

Research Fellow • Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Last edited October 18, 2019

Elizabeth Hansen is a research fellow at the Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy. Her academic work focuses on the digital transformation of newsrooms, and on the organizational and leadership dynamics of managing innovation in public service organizations. She directed the Single Subject News study, funded by the Knight Foundation, which examined the potential for revenue sustainability in a set of topically-focused, nonprofit digital newsrooms. She has published research on combining audience revenue and engagement strategies, the relationship between news publishers and social platforms, and the opportunities and challenges of funding local news. She has a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Harvard Business School. From 2016 – 2018, she was a Senior Research Fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. From 2017 – 2017 she was a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.


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