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

Professional photojournalism in the age of crowdsourced images

With more media outlets depending on user-generated content, freelancers and stock services, the role of photojournalists has been going through a radical change.

Natasha Tynes | March 18, 2014

Tips for pitching and covering stories about religion

Religion writers face the challenge of proving their relevance, especially in countries where the subject is infrequently covered. Here's how to find and report stories related to religion.

Natasha Tynes | January 30, 2014

Reporters: Use the Muck Rack bookmarklet to see who shared your news story

Add a bookmark to your browser, and you can see how many times your links were shared via LinkedIn, Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

Natasha Tynes | January 06, 2014

Interactive map uses crowdsourcing to record attacks on journalists in Iraq

The director of a Baghdad-based journalists' group launched an online map that uses crowdsourced reports to identify attacks in Iraq, one of the most dangerous places to work in news.

Natasha Tynes | November 20, 2013

How journalists can use Storyful MultiSearch

A new Chrome extension allows journalists to search multiple social media platforms in one fell swoop.

Natasha Tynes | September 25, 2013

Social media trainer: Don't let an Internet search or a Wikipedia entry compromise your credibility

Social Media Exchange founder Jessica Dheere talked with IJNet about the importance of verifying before sharing information, engaging with users and innovative social media projects in the Middle East and North Africa.

Natasha Tynes | November 19, 2012

Advice from former BBC journalist on how to be "Camera Ready"

"Camera Ready," a new e-book by former BBC reporter and anchor Manoush Zomorodi, explains how to conduct effective on-air interviews--even from your living room.

Natasha Tynes | July 31, 2012

How to use YouTube's new face-blurring tool

Video-sharing platform YouTube recently added a new feature that lets video makers blur the faces that appear in their footage.

Natasha Tynes | July 27, 2012