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Dublin, New York, Monaghan
Managing Editor, Content — Storyful
As seen in:  Storyful

Managing Editor @Storyful. Lecturer in Online Journalism @DBScollege. Former Political Corr. aine.kerr@storyful.com about.me/ainekerr/

What I Learned At Storyful: Three Trainees on Their Experience

blog.storyful.com — Six months of forensically monitoring, mining, swarming, verifying, fact-checking and sourcing comes to an end this week for the latest cohort of Storyful trainees. Since July, they've been immersed in all our products, processes, tools and best practices while learning our unique brand of storytelling.

Storyful To Expand with R&D Centre Creating 30 Jobs

blog.storyful.com — Press release issued by IDA - November 24 2014 Storyful, the first social news agency, announced today the creation of 30 new jobs at its Dublin headquarters. News Corp, a global, diversified media and information services company, acquired Storyful in December 2013 with a commitment to retain and grow Storyful's Dublin headquarters.

Timeline: Key Moments of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

blog.storyful.com — Over the past 10 days, the world has been made to stand up and take notice of a student-led civil disobedience campaign in Hong Kong. Beijing's decision to reject calls for open nominations for the election of Hong Kong's chief executive in 2017 has angered Hong Kong's pro-democracy campaigners, leading to days and nights of civil unrest in the former British colony.

Social media was the battleground, the pulpit, and the soapbox of #IndyRef

blog.storyful.com — A staggering 2.6 million tweets were sent about the Scottish Referendum from 7am on Thursday until 7am this morning (Friday September 19), according to Twitter analysis. The volume of activity on social followed an intensive and sophisticated social media campaign by both campaigns in their bid to appeal to undecided voters.

Scottish Referendum: Social’s best moments on polling day

blog.storyful.com — Polling day in the Scottish referendum has today inspired a huge amount of trending content; from arguing spouses to fashion advice and the history of Scotland in six seconds. The insatiable appetite for conversation around #indyref, documented in our blog yesterday has continued apace on polling day.

Two Storyful trainees reflect on their six-month learning curve

blog.storyful.com — Every six months, the Storyful team welcomes a new cohort of trainees who become immersed in all our tools, processes, tips, tricks and wise tales. The Storyful Traineeship has brought journalists at the earliest stages of their careers to our headquarters in Dublin for a curriculum that we believe is unrivalled world over.

Mandy Jenkins joins Storyful as Editor of the Open Newsroom

blog.storyful.com — We are proud to announce that Mandy Jenkins is joining Storyful as Editor of the Open Newsroom. Jenkins, formerly of Digital First Media's Project Thunderdome and the Huffington Post, will help to oversee the highest standards of journalism across Storyful's news operations.

Introducing the Facebook Newswire powered by Storyful

blog.storyful.com — Facebook users share an estimated 684,478 pieces of content every minute, making it an extraordinarily engaging and fast-moving platform. For over three years, Storyful has been mining the social web - including Facebook - for the most compelling content, separating news from noise, truth from fiction, and sharing the stories worth telling.

Our videos just hit half a billion minutes

blog.storyful.com — People have spent half a BILLION minutes watching YouTube videos managed by Storyful since January 2013 - that's nine-and-a-half years of video, in total. The half-a-billion-minute mark is one we are incredibly proud to have reached in Storyful by working with hundreds of uploaders who trusted us to manage their unique videos.

How Storyful called out the viral twerking video as a fake on 301 views

blog.storyful.com — Ever since the infamous baby-snatching eagle viral video was proven to be a fake, Storyful's journalists have been nurturing their cynical instincts for spotting hoaxes. The latest in a long series of YouTube videos around this summer's twerking meme came through Storyful's internal discovery filters on Friday last, September 6.
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Apr 19, 2015

"The most famous woman on the planet has a confounding problem. She can’t figure out how to campaign as a woman." nyti.ms/1OUZtrJ

Apr 18, 2015

@mathewi Hey Mathew! Thanks for the chat just now. I'll be in touch again soon if you can follow for DMs. Best, Áine

Apr 18, 2015

@janemartinson Congrats on a great panel just now. Had to run at end but would love to say hello in Perugia (or London all failing) soon?

Apr 18, 2015

RT @iaincollins: "We write 5,000 versions of the fucking [white/blue] dress story. That's what's wrong with journalism" @jeffjarvis on business models #ijf15

Apr 18, 2015

RT @ajreid: It took 150yrs after invention of printing press b4 someone invented a newspaper. We don't know what the internet is yet. @jeffjarvis #ijf15

Apr 18, 2015

"We have to move past volume to value," says Jeff Jarvis at #ijf15 when it comes to new journalism business models and services.

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