Amy has worked as an independent consultant and trainer for one of America’s leading daily newspapers. She was hired to help the paper’s news and online staff to improve the quality of the audio and multimedia stories it produces for the paper’s website.
Amy’s day-long workshops cover all aspects of audio recording and producing. She has assisted a range of staff, from photographers and photo editors, to interactive graphics editors and Web producers.
Amy’s approach in these audio workshops is hands-on and dynamic. She uses a combination of multimedia presentations, lecture, discussion, critiques, and in-class exercises to guide participants through every aspect of narrative storytelling for the Web. Participants come away from her sessions with specific techniques and strategies for incorporating broadcast quality audio into their online work, enabling them to create truly compelling and professional digital stories.
Amy is a consultant for UNICEF at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. In this capacity, she is the moderator and producer of a special podcast series on children in crisis. Guests include heads of state, best-selling authors, and innovative leaders from the non-profit world.
The podcast discussions have focused on issues related to children living in conflict zones and post-crisis countries. In her role as moderator, Amy draws on her vast, first-hand experience on topics involving Africa, UN peacekeepers, HIV/AIDS, child soldiers, the Darfur crisis, and the special needs of women and children during wartime.
During the course of the podcast series, Amy has interviewed President Clinton’s former chief economic advisor, Gene Sperling; The New York Times Pulitzer Prize winning columnist, Nicholas Kristof; Nobel Peace Prize Winner and President of East Timor, Jose Ramos-Horta; New Yorker staff writer George Packer, and The New York Times best-selling author and former child soldier, Ishmael Beah, among others.