Natasha Tynes

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Natasha Tynes is a Jordanian-American freelance journalist, media development professional and entrepreneur. She blogs for IJNet and the Huffington Post while running her digital strategy company, Tynes Media Group. Tynes is fluent in Arabic and based in Washington, D.C.

Latest Stories

Huffington Post launches Arabic version, promises to protect contributors

HuffPost Arabi launched Monday as the 14th localized version of the popular news and opinion site.

Natasha Tynes | July 31, 2015

Six takeaways from the Reuters 2015 Digital News Report

IJNet combed through the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism report to find six takeaways that will prove useful for anyone working in the digital news arena.

Natasha Tynes | June 19, 2015

How to record conversations with the new StoryCorps app

The new app guides you through recording a conversation with a family member, friend or stranger, prompting you with questions and cues throughout the process. 

Natasha Tynes | April 14, 2015

With advent of Twitter’s Periscope, social live-streaming is a trend worth watching

Live-streaming apps aren't new to mobile, but there is a new innovation happening in the real-time video arena that could prove extremely useful to journalists. 

Natasha Tynes | March 27, 2015

Why email newsletters are back in vogue

Amid the social media clutter and constant influx of information, digital publishers like Vox and BuzzFeed are turning their attention to newsletters. 

Natasha Tynes | March 11, 2015

Tips and tools for journalists to deal with online harassment

Reporters can turn to this advice or array of apps to help them manage trolls online. 

Natasha Tynes | February 23, 2015

Did US media fairly cover the Chapel Hill shooting of Muslim students?

The U.S. media faced a storm of criticism on Wednesday over the way it covered the fatal shooting of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, by a 46-year old man who identified himself as an “atheist."

Natasha Tynes | February 12, 2015

Snapchat Discover prompts newsrooms to think mobile-first

Trushar Barot discusses Snapchat's new Discover feature, other examples of newsrooms using chat apps around the world, and how analytics fit in to these experiments. 

Natasha Tynes | February 05, 2015