Storyful advances plot with promotion of Mandy Jenkins to editor-in-chief

Storyful's head of news, Mandy Jenkins was promoted to be editor-in-chief of the social media insights and content company / Storyful

Storyful, a News Corp-owned social media insights and content company, announced today that Mandy Jenkins has taken the role of editor in chief.

Jenkins previously served as the firm’s head of news and will continue to lead Storyful’s growing newsroom. As editor in chief, she has the responsibility of expanding the team’s research and verification services as well as their industry-leading social verification for breaking and viral news.

Jenkins has been at Storyful for three years, managing a global team of more than 60 journalists across four continents and working closely with Storyful’s product development and sales teams to manage key relationships with publishers and social platforms. A seasoned journalist and expert in the media industry, Jenkins has worked at several different publications over the course of her career including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Cincinnati Enquirer, TBD.com, Digital First Media and the Huffington Post.

"Over the past two years, Storyful has evolved into a global social newsroom,"Jenkins said, "one that helps partners deliver the context, social content, and accurate information their audiences need to understand the most important stories of the day. I'm extremely proud of the work the team has done and look forward to growing our scope and capabilities to protect our partners from the perils of virtual disinformation while helping build trust with their audiences through our social video and investigative journalism services."

Sharb Farjami, chief executive of Storyful added: “Mandy Jenkins has been a vital member of the Storyful team and we are thrilled to grow her role in the organization, especially as we continue to evolve into a world-class social newsroom. We cover a wide variety of stories and topics with our newsroom partners every day and we rely on Mandy’s leadership and our team of expert journalists to provide the insights and analysis our partners need.”

Jenkins has served on the Board of Directors of the Online News Association since 2012, most recently in the role of vice president, and also sits on the board of the American Society of News Editors.

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