#27 How news organizations can fight misinformation with Mandy Jenkins
In this episode we interview Mandy Jenkins, a John. S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University who prior to this was the…
In this episode we interview Mandy Jenkins, a John. S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University who prior to this was the first editor-in-chief at Storyful, the leading social news and insights agency. There she managed a team of 60+ social journalists who worked with the world’s top newsrooms in surfacing, verifying and acquiring eyewitness journalism and debunking disinformation.
Before Storyful, her roles include being the managing editor of the Project Thunderdome newsroom for Digital First Media, as well as coordinating the Off the Bus citizen journalism program as a social news editor for politics at The Huffington Post, and working as social media editor for TBD, a Washington, D.C.-area local news startup.
Mandy is also President of the Online News Association and sits on the board of directors for the American Society of News Editors.
Show notes from this episode:
1:05 — Discussion about Mandy’s career strategy/history
2:47 — Trying new things in newsrooms: challenges, strategies and tips
7:14 — Discussion about Mandy’s Stanford Fellowship (what it entails + her “challenge” project)
14:09 — Takeaways from Mandy’s research on consumers of disinformation
18:00 — What has caught your eye about the future of media and journalism?
23:12 — Key messages for journalism students
24:16 — How can students best equip themselves for the future?
25:23 — What does the future hold for you?