Amy Schmitz Weiss

Professor, San Diego State University

Amy Schmitz WeissTwitter: @digitalamysw
Amy Schmitz Weiss is a professor in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University. She is the research chair for the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) and co-editor of the #ISOJ journal.

She has received multiple internal and external grants for her research in digital journalism innovation from AEJMC, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Online News Association, SDSU University Grants Program and the SDSU’s Projects for the Public Good. She also is a former journalist who has been involved in new media for more than a decade. She has worked in business development, marketing analysis and account management for several Chicago Internet media firms.

She teaches journalism courses in basic writing and editing, multimedia, web design, data journalism, mobile journalism, sensor journalism, media entrepreneurship and spatial journalism. Her research interests include spatial journalism, online journalism, media sociology, news production, multimedia journalism and international communication. Her research has been published in several peer-reviewed national and international journals, as book chapters and in a book she co-edited.

Amy Schmitz Weiss

ISOJ Research Chair, Associate Professor, San Diego State University

Amy Schmitz Weiss@digitalamysw
Amy Schmitz Weiss is a professor in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University. She is the research chair for the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) and co-editor of the #ISOJ journal.

She is the recipient of the 2017-2018 San Diego State University Grant Program. Her project entails examining the intersection of journalism, social media and location-based services in today’s digital/mobile environment. She has also been the recipient of the Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education by the Online News Association (2014-2015) and the AEJMC Bridge Grant with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (2011-2012).

She teaches journalism courses in basic writing and editing, multimedia, web design, data journalism, mobile journalism, sensor journalism, media entrepreneurship and spatial journalism. Amy has presented her research at several national and international conferences. Her research interests include online journalism, media sociology, news production, multimedia journalism and international communication. Her research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, as book chapters and in a book she co-edited. You can find out more about her on her personal website: digitalamy.com

Amy Schmitz Weiss

Associate Professor, San Diego State University

Amy Schmitz WeissTwitter: @digitalamysw
Amy Schmitz Weiss is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. She is the recipient of the 2014-2015 ONA Hack the Curriculum Grant that explored the use of sensor technology for environmental news coverage in her journalism class. She is also a 2011 Dart Academic Fellow. Amy is the 2011-2012 recipient of the AEJMC Bridge Grant with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation that led to the creation of a mobile news app, AzteCast, for the San Diego State University campus population. Amy teaches journalism courses in basic writing and editing, multimedia, web design, data journalism and mobile. She also is a former journalist who has been involved in new media for more than a decade. She has worked in business development, marketing analysis and account management for several Chicago internet media firms. Amy has presented her research at several national and international conferences. Her research interests include online journalism, media sociology, news production, multimedia journalism and international communication. Her research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, as book chapters and in a book she co-edited. For more information, check out digitalamy.com or find her on Twitter @digitalamysw.

Schmitz Weiss will chair the Research Panel: “Creating, producing, and engaging: Latest journalism practices underway in newsrooms at ISOJ 2017 (April 21 at 1:40 p.m.)

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