Amy Webb is a digital strategy consultant and adapts current and emerging technologies to solve problems in mainstream journalism/ journalism education. Her team of consultants and programmers at Webbmedia Group helps news and tech organizations innovate. Webbmedia has worked with media companies and other groups around the world, including major television networks, national newspapers, tech startups, media associations and journalism schools.
Amy has spent more than 15 years working within media as a reporter, publisher and consultant. She began her career as a reporter/ writer with Newsweek (Tokyo) and the Wall Street Journal (Hong Kong) where she covered emerging technology, media and cultural trends. She has contributed to New York Times, NPR, Economist, Philadelphia Inquirer and many publications and broadcast shows. Her work has been recognized with awards/nominations from Webby, Editor & Publisher, Investigative Reporters & Editors, Society of Professional Journalists, W3 and IAVA. She has a M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and holds a B.A. in political economics from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. She also earned Nikyu Certification in the Japanese government-administered Language Proficiency Test and speaks fluently.
Amy serves on the Board of Directors for the Online News Association, the Advisory Board for Temple University’s Journalism Program and an Advisory Board for the International Center for Journalists. She has been on the adjunct journalism faculty at University of Maryland, Temple University, Tokyo University and University of the Arts.
She has been involved with the Online News Association for several years and served as its conference co-chair in 2008. She is a featured speaker at media conferences and journalism workshops around the world. She can be found on twitter, IM (webbmedia) and on her blog, mydigimedia.com.