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Tech Tools Workshop Grad Leads TBD.com's Social Media Effort

TBD.com, the eagerly anticipated Washington DC-based multimedia local news start up shot out the gate Monday with KDMC alum Mandy Jenkins (Feb ’09) driving its social media strategy.

TBD.com is being closely watched by those in the industry for a variety of reasons, chief among them is that it fully integrates social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Foursquare, aggregates news from other sites, and incorporates a significant amount of content from a network of 127 local bloggers. TBD.com is owned by Allbritton Communications Company, which also owns the highly successful niche news site, Politico.

Mandy, whose title is Social Media Producer, joined TBD.com in April. Previously, she was the social media editor for The Cincinnati Enquirer/ Cincinnati.

You can follow Mandy’s efforts at: http://twitter.com/mjenkins