Area of Expertise: New media landscape; convergent and social media in terms of journalism; writing and editing for online publications; journalism; newspapers; digital media; writing for audience; online learning (distance education)
Additional Information: Amy Eisman is one of the founding editors of USA Today, former executive editor of USA Weekend magazine, and former managing editor of content at AOL. A veteran trainer and educator, she was cochair of the online news association 2010 conference in Washington, D.C. She created an online course in the School of Communication called Media@ the Millennium, which explores the influences of technology, business, audience, and bias on journalism. She trains journalists in Web writing and content, holding sessions for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague and Moscow, for Voice of America, washingtonpost.com, World Resources Institute, wtopnews.com, and for the Diversity Institute of the Freedom Forum in Nashville, Tenn. A frequent panelist, she is the coauthor of multimedia online training modules for Gannett and for citizen journalists. She was a Fulbright lecturer at Moscow State University in summer 2004 and returned to Russia in 2011 as a guest speaker invited by the U.S. Consulate in Vladivostok. She often is called upon as a judge, including for Knight-Batten awards, White House Correspondents Association awards, and the Knight News Challenge.