Elizabeth Hansen is a senior research fellow at the Tow Center and a doctoral candidate in Organizational Behavior at Harvard Business School. Elizabeth's research focuses on the organizational and technological dynamics of innovation and adaptation amidst the massive digital transformation of the media landscape. Her dissertation 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.
At the Tow Center, Elizabeth is leading a project examining the technological and institutional barriers to making podcasts shareable on the social web. Elizabeth has also written about the revenue strategies of online 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 is a 2016-2017 fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University where she is working on a project tracing the re-emergence of podcasting as an open format and growing media industry. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Latin from Swarthmore College.