Mandy Jenkins is General Manager of The Compass Experiment, a partnership between Google and McClatchy to explore sustainable business models for local news. Over the next three years, she will be launching three digital news operations in U.S. communities that have limited sources of local journalism. She is also publisher of the project’s first site, Mahoning Matters, launched in Youngstown, OH in October 2019.
Prior to her work with Compass, Mandy was a 2019 John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University, where she studied the disconnection between disinformation consumers and mainstream news. She has served in leadership roles at Storyful and Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome and has driven innovative digital journalism projects at The Huffington Post, TBD.com, The Cincinnati Enquirer and The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She serves on the Board of Directors of the News Leaders Association and the Online News Association.
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