Burt Herman is co-founder of Storify, a platform for creating stories with social media, and founder of Hacks/Hackers, a worldwide organization bringing together journalists and technologists. Storify won the 2012 SXSW Interactive award for social media, was named one of the top 50 Web sites of 2011 by Time Magazine, and also won the grand prize in the 2011 Knight-Batten Awards for Innovation in Journalism, among other accolades.
Burt is also a co-founder of Hacks & Hackers and previously worked as an international correspondent for The Associated Press. In his dozen years there, he served as Korea bureau chief, founded a bureau covering the five countries of former Soviet Central Asia and reported on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, among other assignments worldwide. Burt was a 2008-9 Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University, where he also received a bachelor’s degree with honors in political science and master’s degree in Russian and Eastern European studies.