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

Octavia Nasr: Social media were a "megaphone" for the Arab Spring

Former CNN journalist Octavia Nasr believes that an Arab media awakening is in the making.

Natasha Tynes | February 24, 2012

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

Octavia Nasr, fired by CNN over a tweet, tells IJNet that employers should hold employees accountable to company standards and practices--not to the negative publicity their social media updates may generate.

Natasha Tynes | February 16, 2012

Facebook's Lavrusik demystifies Subscribe feature

Even many social-media savvy journalists aren't sure whether they should be connecting with readers through the Facebook subscription feature or using an official page. IJNet gets the scoop from Facebook journalism program manager Vadim Lavrusik.

Natasha Tynes | February 13, 2012

A journalist and new mom on the potential of Instagram

Natasha Tynes used iPhone photo app Instagram before she became a mother, but when her twins arrived its full potential hit home.

Natasha Tynes | January 27, 2012

Eight tips on using the iPhone for reporting

For the past year and a half, award-winning radio reporter Neal Augenstein has used his iPhone for all of his field reporting. IJNet attended his webinar, entitled “iPhone Reporting, Techniques, Tips, Strategies” to learn his tricks.

Natasha Tynes | July 06, 2011

Six tips for journalists on using Facebook for reporting

IJNet attended the Facebook for Journalists Meetup in Washington and came away with these tips on how to harness the power of this social media giant for your reporting.

Natasha Tynes | June 07, 2011