Amanda L. Seef is a freelance, award-winning multimedia journalist in upstate New York who uses stories, photo, video, social media and online content to enhance a reader’s experience. She currently is employed as an EMT.
She previously served as an Assignment Editor at YNN, covering 25 counties and all or parts of six television markets. Previously, she was an award-winning editor and reporter at Eagle Newspapers, where she worked on a team for the Eagle Observer, Eagle Bulletin and now defunct weekly in the city of Syracuse, The Eagle. While working at Eagle News, she was honored with the A. Brohmann Roth Newcomer Award by the Syracuse Press Club. In May 2013, she was honored with four awards by the Press Club — best blog, Robert R. Haggart award for best column, second place scenic photo and second place investigative reporting. In February 2013, she coordinated a successful “Public Safety and the Media” panel discussion, bringing together police, fire, EMS and professional and student media to discuss ways to better our relationships. That work bridged the work she does at WAVES Ambulance, where she is a volunteer EMT.
Seef kick-started her career at The Stylus, the student newspaper of The College at Brockport, where she held six editor jobs in four years. In her fourth year at the college, she was the editor-in-chief of the 40-page weekly tabloid. In March 2011, she was selected to attend The Reporters Institute by the Society of Professional Journalists, a program to train and provide new information for some of the top rookie print and broadcast reporters. She was previously honored as the four-time winner of the “story of the year,” and journalist of the year twice at Brockport. The Webster Post, which she was a reporter for from March 2010 to June 2011, was deemed the Newspaper of the Year for 2010 by Gatehouse Media.