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Recent Visit to Amman Reveals: When i...

Recent Visit to Amman Reveals: When in Doubt, Blame the Syrians
  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 [...]

Fired over a tweet, Octavia Nasr says...

Fired over a tweet, Octavia Nasr says journalists need protection from social media flame wars
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 [...]

A journalist and new mom on the poten...

A journalist and new mom on the potential of Instagram
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 [...]

Six tips for journalists on using Fac...

Six tips for journalists on using Facebook for reporting
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 [...]

Looking East: Media outlets offering ...

Looking East: Media outlets offering tweets, services in Arabic
As the world watches the unprecedented developments in Egypt, which was dubbed “Revolution 2.0,” a number of media outlets and social media sites have also taken their own unprecedented steps by offering their services in Arabic for the first time. From Tweeting in Arabic to translating content, it looks like the Web is looking Ea [...]