I started this blog in 2010 because I was spending a lot of time searching for company examples to bring into my classes and wanted to make it easier for other business communication instructors. Students are more engaged and see the relevance of what we teach with real messages from real companies in real time.
About Amy Newman
Since 2004, Amy Newman has been a senior lecturer at Cornell University, College of Business, in the School in Hotel Administration. Prior to her academic experience, Amy worked as an internal manager and external consultant in major corporations, such as Canon, Reuters, Scholastic, and The New York Times. At Cornell, she teaches courses in business writing, persuasive written and oral communication, and corporate communication, including crisis communication. Amy teaches both undergraduate and graduate students at Cornell.
Amy is author of Business Communication, In Person, In Print, Online, 10e, with Cengage Learning. Since 2010, she has maintained a blog, BizCom in the News, to chronicle stories and company examples for instructors to use in their classes. Amy has developed online content in the form of multimedia simulations, video screen captures, self-assessments, and video-based assignments. She also has developed tools for students and industry managers, for example, “How to Feel Confident for a Presentation,” to help people manage speech anxiety, and “Communication Planning: A Template for Organizational Change.”
Amy has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Human Development and Family Studies and a master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Milano, The New School for Management and Urban Policy in New York City. She is a director-at-large for the Association for Business Communication, for which she is an annual presenter. In 2015, she won the organization’s Meada Gibbs Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award. In addition, she has won six faculty teaching awards since joining Cornell.