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Amy Gahran is a conversational media consultant and content strategist based in Boulder, CO. She edits Poynter's group weblog E-Media Tidbits.
Since 1997 she�s worked independently, managing content projects and helping individuals, media, and organizations participate in the public conversation.
A former full-time journalist, editor, and managing editor, Amy�s work mainly involves conversational online media (weblogs, forums, wikis, e-mail lists) as well as feeds, podcasting, and e-learning (including some courses on Poynter's NewsU.org).
Amy also does freelance journalism, writing, editing, and coaching. She loves running workshops and seminars. Her clients include the Natl. Governor�s Assoc., Eastman Kodak, Zondervan, the United Nations Food & Agriculture Org., and the Natl. School Boards Assoc.
She�s the editor of the weblogs Contentious.com and RightConversation.com. She also co-founded I, Reporter, a new citizen journalism training venture.
For more than 15 years she�s worked with the Soc. of Environmental Journalists in various capacities, including a stint on their board. Currently she's a writer for SEJ's biweekly Tipsheet publication.