Hannah Wise

Social Strategy Editor, The New York Times

Hannah Wise (j'14) is a Social Strategy Editor at The New York Times, where she focuses on building digital communities around journalism and facilitating meaningful relationships between journalists and the readers they serve.

Most recently, she was the Audience Development Editor at The Dallas Morning News. She managed the newsroom team executing digital strategy across platforms and led efforts to cultivate conversation around The News' journalism. She launched and edited Curious Texas, a project that invites readers to ask questions and join Dallas Morning News reporters to track down the answers.

Hannah has been a force of digital innovation at The News since 2014 as a designer-reporter for GuideLive.com and then as a breaking news reporter covering politics and protests. Her reporting on Facebook Live during the July 7, 2016, police ambush was part of The News’ coverage that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News in 2017.

In the spring, Hannah was named to Editor & Publisher’s 2019 “25 under 35” list of the next generation of leaders in newspapers. When she’s spending time offline, Hannah is the stitching maven behind the Instagram account @sewmanycomments where she doesn't read the comments, but sews them.

She is a graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Kansas where she studied journalism and Germanic languages and literature. Hannah holds a master’s degree in journalism from the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas, where she was a Mayborn Scholar. Her master’s thesis was an ethnographic study of The Dallas Morning News examining the efficacy of engagement journalism.


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