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 Times, The 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