Announcing Key Note speaker at iMA conference: Amy Web of Webbmedia Group

Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011


Don't miss Amy's energetic review of the latest and greatest trends in the tech industry. She'll help those of us in public media determine what trends we should really notice and those that are simply fads to be disregarded. This fast-paced and entertaining presentation is tailored for public media and will give you a great set of tools and sites to check out when you get back to your home office. 

Amy Webb

CEO and Principal Consultant

Amy is an author, speaker and future thinker, adapting current and emerging technologies for use in communications. She has spent more than 15 years working with digital media, founding several web-based companies and now advising various startups, retailers, government agencies and media organizations as well as Webbmedia's clients all over the world.

Amy 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 the New York Times, NPR, EconomistPhiladelphia 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, IN. 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 SXSW Accelerator Advisory BoardKnight-Batten Advisory Board, the Advisory Board for Temple University’s Journalism Program and the Advisory Board for the International Center for Journalists. She is the Dean of the Awesome Foundation Baltimore, a Delegate on the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission and one of the Knight News Challenge judges. Amy is also a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Interactive Media Peer Group) and serves as a judge for the Emmy® awards. She has been on the adjunct journalism faculty at University of Maryland, Temple University, Tokyo University and University of the Arts.