Aine Kerr

Áine Kerr

Digital Entrepreneur

Áine is a teacher turned journalist and entrepreneur who can talk education, media, business and technology. She is an expert in moderating lively discussions and professionally MC-ing memorable events, having taken part in some of the biggest media industry events in the world. Áine recently won in the media category at the Women of the Year Awards 2018.



Áine Kerr is the Co-Founder and COO of Kinzen; a new start-up venture with Mark Little. Previously, Áine led global journalism partnerships at Facebook in New York, overseeing a team focused on building products, tools and services for the news industry. She was instrumental in creating the Facebook Journalism Project and the News Integrity Initiative (NII). Before joining Facebook in March 2016, she spent five years at Storyful, where she served as head of content and political editor before being appointed managing editor in 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 TimesThe Irish Independent and The Irish Examiner. Áine is on the board of the NII, an advisor to the Institute for Future of Media and Journalism (Fujo), and co-founder of Online News Association (ONA) Ireland. She is currently undertaking the Sulzberger Leadership Program in Columbia University, New York while also presenting  Reignite on RTÉ Radio 1 during the summer where she has interviewed the likes of Gina Miller, Arianna Huffington and Jamie Heaslip.  Áine has also presented  “The Business” on RTE Radio 1.


The Future of Journalism

Role of Technology in Journalism

Women in Leadership

Social and New Media

The News Industry

Leadership and Management



“Áine Kerr was the opening keynote address at our most recent #GetStarted2017 entrepreneurship conference, attended by over 700 delegates at the Helix, DCU (November 21st, 2017).  Her engaging and open manner as well as her clarity and authenticity set the tone perfectly for the entire event, capturing the audience from the moment she stepped on stage.  Both as an internationally recognised thought-leader on the future of news, journalism and content consumer behaviour and as courageous and innovative business leader, Áine was the perfect choice to inspire our audience of both established and aspiring entrepreneurs.” – Centre Director IC4
“I have worked with Áine since Web Summit 2014 and she has never let us down. She’s always super enthusiastic, incredibly willing to be involved in any capacity and brings a unique spin on any session she’s involved in both as a speaker or moderator. Together with her experience across traditional and new media, she’s a wonderful addition to any talk in this area and more insightful than most when it comes to challenges and opportunities facing this industry. I’d recommend Áine for any event and look forward to having her join us again soon at future Web Summit events.” – Stephen Twomey, Speaker Director, Web Summit

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