A program of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin
Lead, R&D at New York Times
(Video of Bitterly’s presentation at ISOJ2019 is below her bio, along with an article from the ISOJ team)
Kourtney Bitterly is Lead for The New York Times’ R&D group. Her role is to understand how emerging technology and consumer behavior will impact the way media is consumed and created, and articulate future-focused strategies in response. Her current area of exploration is how voice-assistant platforms will shape content accessibility and content. Kourtney comes to The Times from Matter, a venture capital firm and startup accelerator focused on investing in media startups. At Matter, Kourtney was Director of Partnerships and led the partner accelerator program. Prior to that, she directed Kickstarter’s effort to reshape the way it partners with creators, headed up strategic partnerships at theSkimm, and led business development at IDEO New York. She began her career working as a researcher for Charlie Rose. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and Spanish Literature from the University of Notre Dame.
Bitterly was part of the panel “Ok, Google, Alexa and Siri: Play the News. Can you really help journalism in the podcast boom?” at ISOJ 2019.