An Irishman Abroad

Samantha Barry: Episode 268

November 3, 2018

This week Jarlath stopped by 1 World Trade Centre to meet Glamour Magazine's Editor in Chief, Samantha Barry.

Samantha relays the story of her journey from RTE to Newstalk to the BBC to CNN before taking up the most coveted position at Glamour (8:00). She explains why you need to be delusional to make it in New York City (6:00), how she grew CNN's social media strategy (12:00) and the importance of not being overly sensitive to constructive criticism (27:00).

The conversation covers everything from why being 'overly PC' right now is okay (50:00) to the benefits of dealing with cranky RTÉ sub-editors (25:00), studying with the Second Captains guys in DCU (20:00), the Irish female journalists who strongly influenced her in her career (15:00) and much more. This is a truly insightful and rare conversation with one of the most talked about Irish women in world media.

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