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Dublin, New York, Monaghan
Managing Editor, Content — Storyful
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Managing Editor @Storyful. Lecturer in Online Journalism @DBScollege. Former Political Corr.

Timeline: Key Moments of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution — Over the past 10 days, the world has been made to stand up and take notice of a student-led civil disobedience campaign in Hong Kong. Beijing's decision to reject calls for open nominations for the election of Hong Kong's chief executive in 2017 has angered Hong Kong's pro-democracy campaigners, leading to days and nights of civil unrest in the former British colony.

Social media was the battleground, the pulpit, and the soapbox of #IndyRef — A staggering 2.6 million tweets were sent about the Scottish Referendum from 7am on Thursday until 7am this morning (Friday September 19), according to Twitter analysis. The volume of activity on social followed an intensive and sophisticated social media campaign by both campaigns in their bid to appeal to undecided voters.

Scottish Referendum: Social’s best moments on polling day — Polling day in the Scottish referendum has today inspired a huge amount of trending content; from arguing spouses to fashion advice and the history of Scotland in six seconds. The insatiable appetite for conversation around #indyref, documented in our blog yesterday has continued apace on polling day.

Two Storyful trainees reflect on their six-month learning curve — Every six months, the Storyful team welcomes a new cohort of trainees who become immersed in all our tools, processes, tips, tricks and wise tales. The Storyful Traineeship has brought journalists at the earliest stages of their careers to our headquarters in Dublin for a curriculum that we believe is unrivalled world over.

Mandy Jenkins joins Storyful as Editor of the Open Newsroom — We are proud to announce that Mandy Jenkins is joining Storyful as Editor of the Open Newsroom. Jenkins, formerly of Digital First Media's Project Thunderdome and the Huffington Post, will help to oversee the highest standards of journalism across Storyful's news operations.

Introducing the Facebook Newswire powered by Storyful — Facebook users share an estimated 684,478 pieces of content every minute, making it an extraordinarily engaging and fast-moving platform. For over three years, Storyful has been mining the social web - including Facebook - for the most compelling content, separating news from noise, truth from fiction, and sharing the stories worth telling.

Our videos just hit half a billion minutes — People have spent half a BILLION minutes watching YouTube videos managed by Storyful since January 2013 - that's nine-and-a-half years of video, in total. The half-a-billion-minute mark is one we are incredibly proud to have reached in Storyful by working with hundreds of uploaders who trusted us to manage their unique videos.

How Storyful called out the viral twerking video as a fake on 301 views — Ever since the infamous baby-snatching eagle viral video was proven to be a fake, Storyful's journalists have been nurturing their cynical instincts for spotting hoaxes. The latest in a long series of YouTube videos around this summer's twerking meme came through Storyful's internal discovery filters on Friday last, September 6.

The Three Cs: Introducing a new mantra for viral video — Every day, a greater portion of the video we consume online and on TV is captured by amateurs and uploaded to YouTube. As global appetite for this content increases, so does its value. Storyful strives to find and promote the best of this content, and we also want to ensure that the content creators get the credit they deserve.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @datatheism: New features & channels have boosted Newswire engagement 50% since launch. Request a demo:… http://t.…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @googlepolitics: One man's encounter with President Obama at a polling station in Chicago is going viral #Midterms2014

Oct 22, 2014

RT @OrlaGuerin: Our 3 jailed colleagues are now counting down to appeal hearing on January 1st 2015. Remember @PeterGreste @mffahmy11 @bahrooz #FreeAjstaff

Oct 22, 2014

RT @Storyful: Ben Bradlee, top editor of Washington Post during Watergate coverage, dies at 93

Oct 22, 2014

RT @Storyful: Hecklers, 2016 hopefuls and (electric) fans define this week in US #Midterms2014. See our interactive map and blog:…

Oct 21, 2014

@adfichter You are more than welcome. Make sure to follow our public Twitter accounts @storyful and @OpenNewsroom for future tips + updates

Oct 21, 2014

RT @carlbildt: Clever guy who has designed website of Russian embassy in Stockholm. The message might be very true.

Oct 21, 2014

Congrats to @taraflynn who launches her 'You're Grand' book tonight. Peig's chapter (Real Housewives of the Blaskets) is gold. #youregrand

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