Melody Kramer and Betsy O’Donovan are the cofounders and principals of Hedgehog+Fox and have more than 30 years of combined experience in community journalism. They have led teams and projects at local and national media organizations, in the federal government, and at global non-profits and collaborate with a deep bench of designers, developers and creative talent on behalf of organizations that want to think differently about their revenue models, audience and talent development, and digital and editorial strategy. Betsy is an assistant professor at Western Washington University and has been a fellow at Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism since 2012. Melody became a visiting fellow at the Nieman Foundation in 2014, where she created new models for subscription and membership that built on more than a decade of experience in public media.
Their work has been commissioned by and featured in The Chicago Tribune; The New York Times; The Boston Globe; The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Poynter; Nieman Reports, Nieman Lab and Nieman Storyboard; The American Press Institute; Source; Fast Company; Editor & Publisher; Federal Times; Literary Journalism Studies; Associations Now; Current;; Digiday; GigaOm; Quill from the Society of Professional Journalists; Publishers Weekly; and USA Today, among others. They can be reached at

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