Amy A. Ross
2240 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Present                          Ph.D. student, Media, Technology and Society, Northwestern University

2014-2015                     M.A.  Media, Technology and Society, Northwestern University
                                      Advisor: Pablo J. Boczkowski

2010                            B.S. Mass Communication with an emphasis on journalism, University of Costa Rica (UCR)


Journal Articles

Ross, Amy A. (2016). If Nobody Gives a Shit, is it Really News?: Changing standards of news production in a learning                   newsroom. Digital Journalism, 1-18.  


Conference Presentations

Ross, Amy A. (2015). From Teaching Newsroom to Content Lab: Changes in the Norms and Standards of News Production at a Learning Newsroom. Paper presented at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford, England October 28th-30th.




2015      Negotiating Culture: integrating legacy and digital cultures in news media, Conference Travel Grant
              -The Graduate School Travel Grant ($800), Northwestern University
              -Department of Communication Studies ($1,500), Northwestern University          


2012      Awarded a grant to attend the Anfibio Workshop “Inside, on the edge or outside: Chronicles of the diversity of Latin American youth”, sponsored by the Foundation for a New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI) and by the General San Martin National University, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Awards and Scholarships

2010                   Graduation with honor, Univeristy of Costa Rica

2007-2010         Full academic scholarship, University of Costa Rica

2005                  Valedictorian, Marian Baker School

2000-2005        National Honor Society (USA)


Professional Experience

2009-2014        Journalist at the Costa Rican newspaper La Nación.
                           2012-2014: National news desk:  Covered education
                           2010-2012: National news desk:  Covered minorities and other vulnerable social groups
                           2009-2010: Daily cultural and entertainment supplement VIVA and Sunday supplement PROA

2009                 Assistant at University of Costa Rica radio stations as coeditor of the political website Voces 2010.

2009                  Internship, Sunday supplement PROA, La Nación.

2008-2009        El Financiero:  Translator for the digital edition in English

2008                  In charge of the Boletín Digital (Digital Bulletin) of the School of Sciences of Mass Communication, University                              of Costa Rica


Languages spoken

Fully bilingual in English and Spanish since early childhood.


Select Journalistic Publications (In Spanish)

 “Vecinos por una noche” (‘Neighbors For a Night’), PROA, La Nación, September 12, 2010.

“Guaro de iniciación” (‘Initiation Booze’), PROA, La Nación, October 3, 2010.

“La droga de la devastación”(‘A Devastating Drug’) , PROA, La Nación, November 28, 2010.

“Vivienda solo tiene recursos para atender 14 de 357 precarios” (‘Housing Department Has Sufficient Resources to Attend to the Needs of only 14 out of 357 slums’), La Nación, February 14, 2011.

 “Cyberbullying en Facebook: fuente de acoso e insultos contra adolescentes” (‘Cyberbullying on Facebook: A Source of Harassament and Verbal Abuse Against Adolescents’), May 6, 2013.

“Lentitud de Internet entorpece ventaja tecnológica en las aulas” (‘Cyber Sluggishness Hampers Technological Advantage in the Classrooms’), June 24, 2013.

Date of this version: March 2016

Download CV here

Amy A. Ross

Amy A. Ross