Hannah Wise is a social strategy editor at The New York Times where she focuses on building relationships between Times journalists and the communities they cover. She is most passionate about building communities in digital spaces and thinking about the future of sharing news.
Previously, Hannah was the Audience Development Editor at The Dallas Morning News. She managed the newsroom team executing digital strategy across platforms and helped to cultivate conversation around the News' journalism. She launched and edited Curious Texas, in which readers join Dallas Morning News reporters to track down the answers to their most curious queries.
Her reporting on Facebook Live during the 2016 police ambush was part of The News’ coverage that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news in 2017.
Hannah was named to Editor & Publisher’s 2019 “25 under 35” list of the next generation of leaders in newspapers. She is the stitching maven behind behind the viral 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 thesis work focused on applying human-centered design theory to improve the relationships between journalists and the communities they serve.