Amy Eisman is the incoming director of the Journalism Division. She has overseen media entrepreneurship and special programs at SOC as well as teaches journalism, digital content and entrepreneurship. From 2015-2017 she facilitated the JoLT
program exploring the intersection of gaming and journalism. She has directed three SOC programs: the MA in Interactive Journalism; the MA in Media Entrepreneurship and the Writing Program. In 2015, she was named among the 100 Tech Titans in digital Washington by Washingtonian Magazine
. Eisman was with Gannett for 17 years, first at USA TODAY and later as Executive Editor of USA WEEKEND. Eisman was also a managing editor at AOL, a Fulbright lecturer in Moscow and has trained newsrooms on web content and writing. She co-authored online training modules
for Gannett about breaking news online, interactivity and database journalism and co-wrote a module for Knight Citizen News Network. She’s held workshops at the washingtonpost.com, Freedom Forum, VOA and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague and Moscow. She co-chaired the 2010 Online News Association
conference and in 2011 presented in Vladivostok about digital journalism. She chairs ONA's MJ Bear Fellowship committee, honoring digital journalists under 30, and judges the White House Correspondents' Association Awards. Currently, she serves on a PBS committee reviewing Editorial Standards and Policies.