Amy Wobbema


Baptism by flame: Rookie newspaper publisher supported by community after devastating fire

Wobbema will share her experience as a rookie to the newspaper business who was in the process of purchasing Transcript Publishing when a fire destroyed the company's office. The message: Effective community newspapers are alive and well, and readers will rally to keep them going.


Amy Wobbema is the Owner of Transcript Publishing and publisher of the New Rockford Transcript, the official weekly newspaper of Eddy County since 1883. She holds a bachelor's degree in mass communications from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Prior to entering the newspaper business in 2015, she had spent 15 years in sales and marketing working for five years each at a public nonprofit, a privately-owned manufacturing company and in other media.