Amy Eisman is director of the MA in Media Entrepreneurship, launched in 2012, facilitator for JoLT (journalism and game design) and former director of the MA in Interactive Journalism. In 2015, she was named among the 100 most important people in digital Washington by Washingtonian Magazine.
Previously she was Director of Writing Programs.
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.