#MediaMonday – Amanda Eisenberg

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This week’s #MediaMonday comes from a college friend. If you were in the journalism program at University of Maryland anytime from 2012-2016, you probably met Amanda Eisenberg, or at least knew of her. Amanda and I had several classes together, worked on several projects and I even served under her when we both worked together at UMD’s entertainment magazine, UnwindI’m excited to be able to share the story of a fellow Terp!

So, Amanda, time to share…

I want you to tell me about your health problems. Seriously. I’m a 23-year-old associate editor covering employer-sponsored health care, among other pressing HR and benefits issues, for the aptly titled Employee Benefit News, a SourceMedia publication, in New York City.

But let’s back it up a little. I knew I always wanted to be a writer, with the content depending on whatever I was reading at the moment; I wanted to write novels from different perspectives when reading Jodi Picoult and chapter books when reading Lemony Snicket. By the time I was in high school, I regularly read The Record, my local paper, and journalism seemed like the perfect fit for someone who gets bored easily. I love the flexibility journalism offers to learn something new every day.

I just graduated last May from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, where I also studied history, gentrification and criminal justice, while ultimately obtaining my journalism degree. While there, I worked as a copy editor for the university’s independent student paper, The Diamondback, and ran the campus magazine, Unwind, as editor in chief. I also held several internships at a variety of companies, including Hearst, NJ.com and Bustle.

My journalism career truly kicked off though, when I became a Dow Jones News Fund intern covering health care IT for Health Data Management after graduation, another SourceMedia publication, which is what eventually lead me to EBN.

I’m a lifelong Bergen County, N.J. resident, hailing from Montvale. If you have a pitch you think would be a good fit for EBN, you can reach me at Amanda.Eisenberg@sourcemedia.com. And follow me on Twitter at @aeis17.

Sara Goodwin
Sara Goodwin
Account Coordinator Sara is a Maryland native who moved cross country to join the team at HMA. She is passionate about digital media and knowing what’s upcoming in new technology, whether it’s apps, social media platforms or hardware. She enjoys hiking, reading and traveling. Check out Sara's full bio

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