Media Fellow Alumni: 2016
Media Fellow Alumni: 2016
Title/Company: Strategic Communications Consultant & Writer for Social Change
Based In: Seattle, WA, USA
Geographic Focus: US and Global South
Areas of Expertise: Women’s health equity, racial and class health disparities in the US and Global South, reproductive justice, global health, maternal health and rights, gender and economic justice
(All biographical info is from 2016. For latest bio, please visit Fellow’s website, LinkedIn, or other social media profiles).
Amie Newman is a globally minded, strategic and creative writer, editor and communications professional with extensive experience bringing social change organizations’ stories and issues to life to bolster awareness and compel action. As a skilled writer and editor dedicated to working for high-impact, mission driven organizations and companies with a focus on global health and development, women’s health equity, gender and racial justice, politics, and advocacy, Amie has turned her passion into a fulfilling and exciting career.
Currently, Amie consults with social good organizations and non-profit news platforms, including the NoVo Foundation, Exhale, and Humanosphere, to help bring their stories and vision to life using dynamic, accessible communication.
At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Amie helmed the launch of the foundation’s first stand-alone blog, Impatient Optimists. Serving as Editor and leading content creation and development, she brought together expert voices on global health, international development, and US education, from inside the foundation and around the world. She contributed regular blog posts on critical topics including: poverty alleviation in the Global South, maternal and newborn health in developing countries, foreign aid, vaccine and immunization delivery, and AIDS prevention. She established high-level partnerships with Skoll World Forum’s digital platform, helping to co-produce blog series, bringing together global leaders (including Bill and Melinda Gates) on critical development topics. Amie also conceptualized, developed and managed an innovative digital media partnership with Upworthy to create “All 7 Billion” a special section devoted to amplifying creative content with a focus on global health and development.
Prior to this position, Amie served as Managing Editor/Senior Staff Writer for RH Reality Check where she managed editorial functions for the award-winning, progressive online publication covering global reproductive and sexual health and rights news and information. In this role, Amie wrote hundreds of articles on health equity nationally and globally.
As a writer, Amie has been published or cited in numerous progressive online publications including Huffington Post, Role Reboot, The Development Set, Alternet, The American Prospect, and Ms. Magazine online. Amie was also an editorial contributor to the newest edition of the seminal women’s health handbook Our Bodies, Ourselves.
Amie has traveled extensively through India and sub-Saharan Africa, through a program she helped direct while at the Gates Foundation for journalists and bloggers interested in covering global health and development issues in low-resource areas of developing countries. Amie was also selected to sit on the Women Deliver 50 committee, an annual Women Deliver program associated with International Women’s Day which celebrates advancements made by individuals, governments, the private sector, and members of civil society that have improved the condition of girls and women around the world. Amie also had the opportunity to work with Jacaranda Health recently, a social enterprise building maternity centers for low-income women in Nairobi, to produce compelling articles and blog posts on global maternal and neonatal health practices and outcomes.