Journalist in Cambridge, MA, she/her/hers
Hanaa' Tameez is a writer and editor based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is currently a staff writer for the Nieman Journalism Lab, where she covers innovation in the news media industry. She has experience working for newspapers, magazines, startups, and independent news outlets in the United States and Mexico in both English and Spanish.
Report and write stories about business development and innovation in the news media industry. Manage and publish content to Nieman Lab’s social media accounts.
Edit daily email newsletter Today in Latin America, covering North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Copyedit and fact check email newsletter Foreign Bodies about immigrant and refugee mental health experiences in the United States.
Guided high school student journalists through pitching, reporting, and writing stories about climate change and environmental concerns in New York City. Edited stories for tone, clarity, and structure. Taught students traditional and social media sourcing methods.
Edit and produce five daily newsletters for local news outlets The New Tropic, Bridgeliner, The Evergrey, Pulptown and The Incline. Line edit and post web stories and sponsored content to corresponding websites.
Pitched, reported and wrote original stories in English and Spanish about race, culture and social equity in Tarrant County. Shot, produced and edited original videos for multiple platforms. Managed Electionland project to monitor county voting issues during 2018 midterm election.
Selected to work in the Mexico City bureau as inaugural Marie Colvin Fellow. Researched, reported and wrote stories about political and social issues in Mexico. Translated interviews from Spanish to English.
I mentor two summer interns at local Gannett newspapers. Every week we discuss highs and lows, story ideas, and reporting challenges.
The Objective publishes reporting, first-person commentary, and reported essays on how journalism has misrepresented or excluded specific communities in coverage, as well as how newsrooms have treated staff from those communities. As an advisory board member, I offer feedback and advice so the staff can better pursue its mission.
I spoke to Amanda Bright's class about about the benefits and challenges of working on this beat, particularly when I am part of the media itself.
I spoke to Katina Paron's journalism class about my job at Nieman Lab, how it fits into the landscape of other news organizations, and my career path that got me to where I am today.
I spoke to Professor Barbara Selvin's business of journalism class at Stony Brook University about how journalists are reckoning with old interpretations of objectivity in covering current events. I also discussed how I started my career and gave students advice as they enter the job market.
I moderated a panel discussion that provided a safe environment for early career journalists to ask questions around career development as an Asian American and Pacific Islander.
I delivered the keynote speech on starting a career in a turbulent news industry at The Next Edition, an annual student journalism conference hosted by the Daily Free Press at Boston University.
I was a panelist during a discussion on covering race and identity during the Trump era. I shared my experiences covering communities of color and marginalized communities in Fort Worth and Tarrant County, one of the most conservative areas in the country.
On August 1, the news site Richland Source in Ohio made obituaries free to publish on its website, giving its readers affordable and accessible way to grieve their losses.
HS is the only subscription national newspaper in Finland. Here’s how it gets readers to subscribe.
Within a week, the survey had 445 responses, with 82% of respondents saying they were in favor of the deal, as long as The Continent maintained its editorial independence.
“Tell the story without the explanatory commas, as if you’re telling to the person you want to be telling the story to.”
If you’re running a news outlet and having a hard time getting your readers to pay for your work, here’s an idea: Turn a back room into a liquor store.
Lokal, a location-based community information app in India, experimented with monetizing shoutouts and hyperlocal classified ads. It earned them $60,000 in March.
Dan Runcie noticed that hip-hop artists, a majority of whom are Black, weren’t given the same level of coverage, credit, or praise for their business accomplishments in mainstream media. After graduating from business school and working in education technology for a few years, Runcie started Trapital in the spring of 2018.
Nana aba Duncan will be the Carty Chair for Diversity, Inclusion and Journalism at the Carleton University School of Journalism and Communication. It’s a new role at Carleton (whose journalism school, launched in 1945, is the oldest in Canada) and one of just a handful of such positions at journalism schools in North America.
The wire, run via Substack, helps student reporters share knowledge and reporting.
Subtext launched in 2019 under Alpha Group, the in-house tech and media incubator owned by media company Advance. Mike Donoghue, the co-founder and CEO of Subtext, said it was developed to give people a way to build meaningful relationships with their audiences.
Anam Khan first started the NewsRun to help other Pakistanis living abroad keep up with the news, but quickly found that people back home needed her to make sense of what’s happening in the country, too.
Ome Khan's live matchmaking show gives people a chance to showcase their best selves. But she doesn't let them go without asking a few tough questions.
Many Kashmiris still prefer physical newspapers. But as the news there changes faster than anyone can keep up, the transition to digital is speeding up, too.
South Asian community news publications have existed in the United States for decades now. The Juggernaut tries to publish a range of stories — from pieces about anti-blackness to buying Indian mangoes in the West — that will resonate with generations of South Asians.
“Grownups, we have our various coping mechanisms and ways of processing this strange new reality. We have our Zoom calls and our alcohol and our memes. The kids don’t have those tools.”
From high school to the pros, the games that filled sports sections have nearly all been called off. “We don’t have a guidebook on how to cover sports when sports aren’t being played.”
The New York Times, BuzzFeed, HuffPost, El País, and others have all retrenched from the country in various ways recently. But Business Insider sees potential in reaching younger, upwardly mobile Mexicans.
I took a deep dive into Texas' physician shortage problem and the solution at work.
With stand-up gaining fans in the region, Netflix released 15 Spanish-language specials in 2018.
Five people told the Star-Telegram that they believe they were barred entrance to the bar, or saw someone denied entrance, because of their race when bouncers used selective enforcement of the dress code.
Surging homicide levels put heat on President Enrique Peña Nieto, as early success fades.
A poor showing in Brazil has fans wondering why their athletes can’t manage more medals than Moldova; a ‘gold medal for excuses.’
M.A. in Spanish-language journalism.
Double major in Journalism and Spanish Language & Literature