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Leigh Mencarini

Social Media Editor — Coventry Telegraph
As seen in: Coventry Telegraph
Covers:  news, local business, local entertainment, charities, nostalgia, humour, british sport, breaking local news to features, fun

Mumma. Journalist. Socialist. Feminist. Almost plays a guitar. Views my own.

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It all started as a trainee reporter. I side-stepped into subbing and design, returned to writing features and then, after a rather intense personal relationship, committed full-time to digital. I'm still in the honeymoon period.

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@LeMencs — 1,328 followers, 13,133 tweets

Jun 03, 2017

RT @jennyjaffe: The woman who says "shhh" in the Gracie Films logo is my feminist icon. https://t.co/p5lPvjAaA4

May 30, 2017

RT @ChrisBlundell: Me: I'm gonna have a productive day today Also me: OMFG Cookie Monster has a British cousin called Biscuit Monster! https://t.co/PF1oxaS9pv

Apr 21, 2017

RT @NHSMillion: Which party leader do you think would be best for the NHS? Please RT to increase the sample size #GE2017

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What was your first job as a journalist?

As a work experience, I interviewed a heart attack survivor while she met with the paramedics who saved her life.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, as a child. I haven't forgotten the sound it made.

How is social media changing news?

It allows for a two-way conversation. If readers feel they can contribute to the news, they're given a sense of ownership and pride.