ONA Pittsburgh welcomes Mandy Jenkins, editor-in-chief at Storyful. She will address social newsgathering on the social web.
» Safely and Ethically Navigating Eyewitness Media
Social newsgathering is an important element of local news reporting and community engagement, but it is also an ethical minefield. From searching and sourcing to eyewitness outreach, verification and copyright issues, there’s a lot that can go wrong in reporting on the social web. In this session, we will review these issues and ore, sending participants home with practical tips to safely report on eyewitness media.
» About our Speaker
Mandy Jenkins is Editor-in-Chief at Storyful, overseeing an editorial team that works with newsrooms to find, verify and publish eyewitness media and social insights from around the world. Jenkins previously worked as managing editor of Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome national newsroom, which supported more than 200 local newspapers across the U.S. in producing digital journalism projects. Prior to that, Jenkins coordinated the OfftheBus citizen journalism program as social news editor for politics at The Huffington Post, and worked as social media editor for Washington, D.C. local news startup TBD. Jenkins also worked in several digital news roles at the Cincinnati Enquirer, where she proposed a blueprint for, and then became, the newspaper’s first social media editor. She also worked at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of News Editors, and is also President of the Online News Association’s Board of Directors. Jenkins hails from Ohio, resides in New York City and lives on the internet.
The event is free and is supported by the Online News Association. Special thanks to the Point Park Center for Media Innovation for hosting this event.