There's been much ado in media circles this past week about the prevalence of "fake" news on social networks and what, if any, effect that had on the outcome of the U.S. election. Since Storyful's specialty lies in verifying and debunking content found on social media, we hope we can help.
The 2016 ONA Conference & Awards Banquet, Sept. 15-17
Taken upon the departure of the one and only Aine Kerr.
A working group formed by the Online News Association has been focused on the many ethical challenges facing those who gather news via social media. Eric Carvin of AP and I gave a well-attended session at South by Southwest Interactive in March 2014 on the subject.
Presentation on accuracy, verification and validation of social media sources and content with Craig Silverman at the 2011 Online News Association conference (excuse the voice, I was really sick that day!).
There's a learning curve (man, I look ridiculous) MT @jennimonet: @mjenkins on Google glass: day 1 #ONA #NYC vine.co/v/hmiiJXdeAp5
Hi! I'm Mandy. Thanks for stopping by, do click around and stay awhile.
I tend to work outside of my comfort zone – and I like it that way. I spend my days halfway terrified that I don't know what I'm doing and the other half exhilarated that I made it through another day without destroying everything.
I serve in many roles day-to-day: Head of News at Storyful, Vice President of the Board of Directors at the Online News Association, occasional blogger and full-time human being. The latter is very important to me, as you'll see on my social streams.
I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Mandy Jenkins as Head of News, reporting to me, to help continue to expand the services that Storyful provides the biggest newsrooms in the world every single day.
In early 2014, I was promoted to Managing Editor at Digital First Media's Project Thunderdome. This is a Q&A I did for the staff.
In mid-August of 2013, I taught sessions on social media searches, sourcing and crowdsourcing to investigative journalists at the Summer School of Investigative Reporting at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia.
I got the chance to test out Google #Glass last week. Here's my take on the user experience - and what we might be able to do with it next.
Team Storyful finished in 5th place for pub trivia - pretty good for a first time out!
Digital First Media decided in early April 2014 to close down our newsroom at Project Thunderdome. This is the second time I've lost my job in such a fashion (the first being at TBD.com in 2011), but that doesn't make it any easier. That said, it is an experience I'd never regret.
Really proud of the #DFM data team and the staff of the Pioneer Press for all of their hard work to launch this very cool crime trends ap for St.
Mandy Jenkins is the News Director for Storyful, a 24/7 social news agency that works with newsrooms by surfacing, verifying and acquiring eyewitness journalism from around the world. She was previously the Managing Editor for Digital First Media�...
In early March, I gave a talk on digital leadership to college journalists. The off-the-cuff advice I gave that day ended up proving true in the days following the layoffs at Digital First Media's Project Thunderdome.