Amy Eisman

  • Director Media Entrepreneurship & Special Programs
  • American University School of Communication

Amy oversees media entrepreneurship and special programs at SOC as well as teaches courses in reporting, convergent media and entrepreneurship. She also facilitates the JoLT (journalism and game design) efforts. Previously, Amy was director of AU’s MA in Interactive Journalism and the Writing for Communication classes. In 2015, she was named among 100 Tech Titans in digital Washington by Washingtonian Magazine. She is incoming director of the Journalism Division (January 2018). Eisman was with Gannett for 17 years, first at USA TODAY and later as Executive Editor of USA WEEKEND. Amy was also a managing editor at AOL, a Fulbright lecturer in Moscow and has trained newsrooms on web writing, including, Freedom Forum, VOA and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague and Moscow. She co-chaired the 2010 Online News Association conference. She chairs ONA's MJ Bear Fellowship committee, honoring young digital journalists, and judges the White House Correspondents' Association Awards.