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Open News Editor — Storyful
As seen in:  Storyful, Huffington Post

News Director @Storyful. Formerly @DFMThunderdome, @HuffPostPol & @TBD. New media fangirl, snarky sports fan, cat lady & ONA board member.

Mandy Jenkins's Biography

Mandy Jenkins is the Open News Editor for Storyful, a 24/7 social news agency that specializes in surfacing, verifying and sharing eyewitness journalism from around the world. In her role, she oversees Storyful’s outward-facing publications and collaborations with citizen and social journalists across the industry.

Mandy was previously the Managing Editor for Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome, overseeing daily operations for the national newsroom, which published to ...

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Heat of the Moment: TBD's Twitter Presence and the Discovery Communications Hostage Situation

Heat of the Moment: TBD's Twitter Presence and the Discovery Communications Hostage Situation

A Visual History: Chronicling Conflicts Using Social Video

blog.storyful.com — Social media has given us a front row seat to the intimate details of life inside conflict zones, pulling back the curtain in countries where information is sometimes only as good as the internet connection. As the landscape of war changes, news organizations are increasingly turning to social media to cover foreign conflict.

Sarah Glover KipCamp Instagram Presentation

slideshare.net — Sarah Glover, social media editor at NBC Owned Television Stations, stops by the Ohio State's Digital Media Summit on November 18, 2014 to talk social media. W...

Lessons learned from a (briefly) disconnected life

zombiejournalism.com — For three weeks in September, I lived without a cell phone of any kind. When I was away from home or work, I was an island. This wasn't some grand experiment staged so that I could write a blog post about it and wow you all with my insights into Disconnected Life - it just happened.

Word is going around on Twitter, thanks to Rolling Stone's Tim Dickinson, that…

plus.google.com — Word is going around on Twitter, thanks to Rolling Stone's Tim Dickinson, that this Twitter user,@TheePharoah may have live-tweeted the shooting of Michael Brown in #ferguson . Working on verifying the source.

YourAnonNews (a Twitter account for Anonymous) circulated this image purporting…

plus.google.com — YourAnonNews (a Twitter account for Anonymous) circulated this image purporting to be from the Facebook page of the wife of the police chief in Ferguson, MO. The image turned out to be a hoax, though the account itself was real, belonging to Catherine Nardi, who has no connection to Ferguson.

We're looking into more details on this image, source and story from #Gaza.…

plus.google.com — We're looking into more details on this image, source and story from #Gaza . Anyone else seen more on it besides the photo? 

We're examining this extremely graphic video identified as being from the…

plus.google.com — مركز الرقة الإعلامي تابعونا على facebook.com/r.m.c.alraaqqaa تابعونا على twitter.com/rmcraqqa تابعونا على youtube.com/user/rmcalraqqa تابعونا على youtube.com...

FranceTV info has published this video reportedly depicting the Air #Algerie …

plus.google.com — FranceTV info has published this video reportedly depicting the Air #Algerie #AH5017 crash site in Mali. Does anyone have information as to the original source of the video? Was it distributed by the Burkina Faso military?

Heat of the Moment: Discovery Communications Hostage Situation

storify.com — On September 1, 2010 around 1:20 p.m., a gunman entered Discovery Communications headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland and fired a handgun. He took three people hostage, beginning a stand-off with police. TBD, which has launched less than a month before the events took place, has its first big news story.

Thunderdome Networking Breakfast and Happy Hour 4/16... Tickets, New York

eventbrite.com — PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE! New venue is the Wall Street Inn (a block from DFM office). Digital First Media is closing down its national digital news hub -- Project Thunderdome -- over the coming weeks. That means that there are several dozen awesome digital journalists up for grabs.
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Jan 22, 2015

@PurpleCar No argument here - informing the public is still ultimately the most important important role for journalism.

Jan 22, 2015

@PurpleCar I'd argue editorial choices, story planning and writing should be framed around what works for target audience and the platform

Jan 22, 2015

@PurpleCar We build products in journalism all of the time: New sites, new section, new mobile apps, etc. Why doesn't that make sense?

Jan 22, 2015

@PurpleCar No, its that it isn't the best way to approach product building. We don't always know best, even tho we always think we do.

Jan 22, 2015

@PurpleCar @JoshCornfield i.e. We journalists tend to think our habits/needs are an accurate reflection of those of our audience.

Jan 22, 2015

@PurpleCar @JoshCornfield It isn't about who can make what, but rather whose needs they are considering when making it.

Jan 22, 2015

@PurpleCar @JoshCornfield It's about product design: We should make things we want audiences to use, not always what we would use ourselves



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