CNN recently named Samantha Barry as its new head of social news.
Starting in September, the Irish-born Barry will be in charge of
coordinating CNN’s massive social presence across its various shows and
making social a priority of the network’s newsgathering. She’ll also be
working to expand CNN iReport, its user-generated news channel.
chatted with Digiday about clickbait, keeping surfers’ attention longer,
and what she has learned from Anthony Bourdain.