Area of Expertise
Journalism; newspapers; digital media; new media landscape; writing and editing for online publications; writing for audience; online learning; media entrepreneurship, future of journalism education
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.