Tomorrow, Mandy Jenkins, former managing editor of Digital First Media’s Thunderdome Project, will come to talk to us about what the future looks like for digital-first news. The Thunderdome Project recently made headlines after DFM announced that they would be shutting down the New York-based newsroom. Thunderdome used to provide digital news content for local newspapers like the Denver Post and the New Haven Register. Politico reported that Thunderdome’s shutdown was “another example of the incredibly difficult landscape of local news.” Jenkins will discuss the lessons she learned about maintaining a digital news company in the ever-changing world of journalism, and where the future lies for digital news companies.
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Stabile Student Center
Sponsored by: The Asian American Journalists Association
Refreshments will be served (provided from the Sevellon Brown Fund).
Mandy Jenkins is on the Board of Directors for the Online News Association and co-teaches a course on social media for journalists at Georgetown University. Before that, Jenkins ran the Huffington Post’s Politics’ branded social accounts and helped bring digital content to the Cincinnati Inquirer.