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Samantha Barry - Alumni Achievement Award Winner

28 May 2019

2018 UCC Alumni Achievements Award winner, Samantha Barry is the Editor-in-Chief of Condé Nast’s Glamour magazine. She oversees content development, production and consumer experiences for Glamour's digital, social, video and print platforms.

Samantha joined Glamour from CNN Worldwide, where she served as executive producer for social and emerging media. Under her leadership at CNN, the network became the most followed and fanned news organisation in the world. She led her team and the organisation at large with compelling work for social audiences on an array of platforms including Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, Line, Kik and other emerging media. While at CNN, Samantha spearheaded CNN’s 2016 Election coverage across social platforms, which received the first-ever Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in social media and a Webby Award recognising the same 2016 campaign work.

She joined CNN from BBC World News in London, where she served as a social media producer and journalist, focusing on using social media as a tool for both news gathering and audience building.

Previously, Samantha worked as reporter and producer for RTE and Newstalk. She spent time in Papua New Guinea with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and has worked as a social media and technology trainer for the U.S. State Department, the United States Institute of Peace and Internews. She has worked in more than 25 countries, reporting and training other journalists in broadcasting, technology and social media.

Samantha Barry graduated from UCC with a BA in 2002 and has a masters in journalism from Dublin City University. She is a 2016 fellow of Columbia University School’s Sulzberger executive programme and is a guest lecturer at Yale.

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