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Leigh Mencarini

Content Direct 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 — 1,323 followers, 13,267 tweets

Nov 17, 2017

RT @NigelPClarkson: His stream is incredible. Very well played @MyDoncaster council. They asked Twitter to help name a road gritter, Tw…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/931647112319848451 

Nov 11, 2017

RT @JM_Underwood: Tried to quit this terrible place this week. Peeked earlier and saw this tweet, and I'm so glad I did. Such a lovel…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/929471014433632256 

Oct 21, 2017

It’ll break my heart when he stops doing this at the telly. https://t.co/VhqKmcTSMT

Oct 21, 2017

RT @JustJOSH_ingYa: Burger King just released one of the best anti-bullying PSAs I've ever seen https://t.co/0RV1JUvBd2

Oct 20, 2017

RT @charlesfirth: I thought Apple was getting overly colloquial, but it turns out my six-year-old told Siri that was my name. https://t.co/z6hHV8lHvp

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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.