Mandy Jenkins first became interested in social media in 2007, when she put together a “manifesto” on the subject for her bosses at the the Cincinnati Inquirer. Much to her surprise, they liked the idea and made her the paper’s first social media editor.


When former WashingtonPost.com Editor Jim Brady was putting a staff for TBD.com, he hired Jenkins. After TBD imploded, she went on to do social media for The Huffington Post’s politics section


Fast forward to 2013, Jenkins now oversees Digital First Media’s data and video teams, but she hasn’t strayed far from her social media roots. She also helps out with community engagement at Digital First’s local newsrooms.


Jenkins sat down with It's All Journalism producers Megan Cloherty and Michael O'Connell and offered tips on crowdsourcing, community engagement and best practices for a journalist on social media.