Author Archives: Mandy

Remembering Steve Buttry, the Man Who Would Always Take the Meeting

Steve Buttry had so many friends in the journalism world, each with their own treasured memories of and debts owed to a man who had a bottomless capacity to give. I’m no different. I owe Steve for nearly everything I have. Continue reading

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Truth, Lies and Likes: The Reader’s Role in the Battle Against Fake News

In the past few days, Google and Facebook have announced plans to try to stop the spread of manufactured news. This is welcome, but the real work needs to be done by the users, and that includes all of us. Continue reading

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Remembering David Carr As The Misfit Amid the Elites

That someone as imperfect as David Carr could, based on the power of his talent alone, end up working — and thriving — in the newsroom of the New York Times is proof that success is possible for any of us. Continue reading

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Lessons learned from a (briefly) disconnected life

For three weeks in September, I lived without a cell phone of any kind. That time forced me to change some habits and, in doing so, I had to confront some uncomfortable truths about the life I was living. Continue reading

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My next adventure: Joining Storyful’s Open Newsroom

I’m starting today as Open Newsroom Editor for Storyful – and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Storyful is a 24/7 social media news agency that discovers, verifies and delivers user-created content to newsrooms, brands and storytellers of all sorts. Continue reading

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Technology is a solution, not a problem, for women in newsrooms

Digital journalism and the people behind it aren’t what’s holding women back from newsroom leadership roles, but they are likely in the best position to solve that problem from within. Continue reading

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Everything I know about leadership I learned from losing my job

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 demise of Project Thunderdome. Continue reading

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Thunderdome’s demise is déjà vu all over again

By now, everyone knows Thunderdome is being unraveled. There are lots of hows left to figure out and whys left to reckon with, but the fact is that it’s all ending much too soon. It’s all so terribly familiar to those of us who went through a similar unraveling at TBD in 2011… only this is worse. Continue reading

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If you’re serious about hiring a diverse staff, try actually posting your job

When you say you are an equal opportunity employer, actually mean it. Post your open jobs. If qualified women and journalists of color don’t know about your job, they can’t apply. That isn’t an equal opportunity. Continue reading

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Something Actually New on Zombie Journalism! Curated News on News

On the latest design of Zombie Journalism, there’s a new area called “Curated News”. Within that is a sub-menu of specialized Rebelmouse-powered pages featuring daily curated news around topics like social journalism, mobile journalism and journalism business models. Subscribe and get updated on interesting news about news. Continue reading

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The Downside of Google Glass? The Glassholes.

People have serious animosity toward the early adopter set sporting Google Glass. From the coffee shops of Silicon Valley to the cocktail parties of NYC, the haters call them douchebags, or, in the new parlance, Glassholes. Continue reading

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Google Glass: The Next Greatest Thing Ever for Journalism?

The Google Glass is still a rough product, but it has the potential to be a game-changing tool for journalism. Right now, I’m just trying to figure out how to send a tweet. Continue reading

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