Áine Kerr is Co-Founder and COO of Kinzen; a technology company building products to help connect people with quality news and information. Previously, Áine led global journalism partnerships at Facebook, overseeing a team in New York focused on building products for journalists and improving news literacy for news consumers. She was instrumental in helping to create and execute on the Facebook Journalism Project and led the creation of the News Integrity Initiative (NII).
Before Facebook, Áine spent five years at Storyful, where she served as Head of Content and Political Editor before being appointed Managing Editor in December 2013 at the time of the company’s acquisition by News Corporation. Previously, 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 is on the advisory board of the NII, 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 recently graduated as a Fellow of the Sulzberger Leadership Program in Columbia University and has a Bachelor of Education (B’ED) and a Masters of Journalism (MAJ) with Dublin City University [DCU]. She has certificates with Cornell University and Harvard University in financial accounting and project management, and an Advanced Diploma in Leadership and Executive Coaching with Kingstown College.
Áine Kerr hosts RTÉ’s Reignite on RTÉ Radio One. You can listen back to the show here.