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Samantha Barry

2018 Speaker

SAMANTHA BARRY is the editor-in-chief of Glamour. She oversees content development, production and consumer experiences for Glamour’s digital, social, video and print platforms. She joined Glamour from CNN Worldwide, where she served as executive producer for social and emerging media. Under Barry’s leadership at CNN, the network became the most followed and fanned news organization in the world. She led her team and the organization 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, Barry 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 recognizing the same 2016 campaign work. Barry 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, Barry worked as reporter and producer for RTE and Newstalk in Ireland. 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 US State Department, the United States Institute of Peace, and Internews. Born in Ireland, Barry has worked in more than twenty five countries, reporting and training other journalists in broadcasting, technology, and social media. Barry graduated from Dublin City University with an MA in journalism. She is a 2016 fellow of Columbia University School’s Sulzberger executive program and is a guest lecturer at Yale. @samanthabarry