Hello. Thanks for stopping by. Pull up a chair or bar stool. I’ll introduce myself.
My name is Amy Zerba (pronounced ZER-bah). I am a senior staff editor at The New York Times in Manhattan, where I produce stories for the web. I am a hybrid journalist. My journalism experience is rooted in print yet I have completely embraced the web, mobile journalism and social media.
I follow technology news, am a cheerleader for cool start-ups, and find zen in a good cup of hot chai tea. I build websites and teach myself software for instructional purposes and for fun. I’m fascinated by the beauty of data visualization and what our smartphones can do. I have an affinity for video stories that move me emotionally and tell stories about interesting people. I often get lost in thought and have the occasional bruises from running into things to prove it.
I have a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, a master’s in journalism (all from the University of Florida) and a Ph.D. in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.
I’m pretty easy to reach. You can write me at: amyzerba [at] gmail [dot] com
Read what I’m thinking about (on Twitter): @amyzerba
And watch any of my software tutorials (on YouTube): amyzerba