Last week I experienced my first racist incident in the eight years I have been living in the U.S. I have seen and heard of racism happening to others, but this time it hit close to home. It was an attack against the core of who I am.
I don’t want to get into many details, but I can summarize the incident as follows: I received an unexp [...]
By Natasha Tynes — The Huffington Post
While visiting family and friends in Amman, Jordan last week after being away for over two years, I was constantly being asked about my observations on Amman, and whether it had changed since I was last there in October 2010.
During the first couple of days, I would usually respond saying I [...]
Social media are easy to use, but those quick tweets and status updates can be dangerous for journalists who want to keep their jobs.
As more journalists get reprimanded or fired by employers over social media, former CNN correspondent Octavia Nasr told IJNet in an interview that employers should hold employees accountable to company standard [...]
Lately, I’m struck by the massive potential that the iPhone photo app Instagram provides for journalists worldwide.
See, these days I’m into photos, especially baby photos, or to be more precise, twins photos.
When I had my twins last October, I wanted to document every step of their growth by taking pictures–lots and lots o [...]
By Natasha Tynes
How can journalists tap into the power of Facebook to crowdsource reporting and interact with readers? The average users spend an estimated “25 minutes daily on Facebook,” according to Vadim Lavrusik, Journalist Program Manager at Facebook. How can news organizations and journalists raise user engagement?
IJNet at [...]