Amy Webb

Lecturer

Amy Webb is the CEO and Principal Consultant for Webbmedia Group. She 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, journalism associations and media groups as well as Webbmedia Group's clients all over the world.

She began her career as a reporter and 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, 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.

Webb serves on the board of directors for the Online News Association, the Knight-Batten Advisory Board, the advisory board for Temple University's journalism program and the advisory board for the International Center for Journalists. She is one of the Knight News Challenge judges, a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Interactive Media Peer Group), a judge for the Emmy Awards and serves on the advisory board for SXSW.

She has been on the adjunct journalism faculty at University of Maryland, Temple University, Tokyo University and University of the Arts. Webb is a featured speaker at conferences around the world and regularly appears on various broadcast shows.

Webb 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.