Building peace in the minds of men and women

World Press Freedom Day 2017

Thu, 4 May - 11:15 to 12:45

Parallel Session 7

Áine Kerr

Head of Journalism Partnerships, Facebook

Áine leads journalism partnerships at Facebook, overseeing a team focused on building products, tools and services for journalists and improving news literacy for news consumers. Previously, she spent five years at Storyful, the first social media news agency in the world, where she served as head of content and political editor before being appointed managing editor in December 2011 at the time of the company’s acquisition by News Corporation. 
Prior to that, Áine spent over seven years working as a political correspondent and news reporter with The Irish Times, The Irish Independent and The Irish Examiner. 
Áine recently led Facebook’s effort to found and fund the News Integrity Initiative. She is an advisor to the Institute for Future of Media and Journalism (Fujo), as well as being the co-founder of Online News Association (ONA) Ireland. She is currently undertaking the Sulzberger Leadership Program in Columbia University in New York City, and has a Bachelor of Education (B’ED) and a Masters of Journalism (MAJ) with Dublin City University in Ireland.