Burt Herman

  • Director of Innovation Projects
  • Lenfest Institute for Journalism

Burt is director of innovation projects for the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, parent organization of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com. Previously, he co-founded Storify, a social media storytelling platform used by top media organizations, brands and non-profit organizations that has won numerous awards for journalism innovation. Burt is also co-founder of Hacks/Hackers, the largest global grassroots movement bringing together journalists and technologists. Burt earlier covered stories around the world for The Associated Press as a correspondent and bureau chief for 12 years. He was a 2009 Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University, where he earlier graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees.