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Articles by Hanaa' Tameez

Hanaa’ Tameez is a staff writer at Nieman Lab. Before starting here, she worked at WhereBy.Us and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
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“When I think about the kinds of stories I want us to do more of, it’s the kind of coverage that pushes people to have the conversations that lead to real change.”
“Not only were my male counterparts with similar background/experience getting paid more, there were interns in the newsroom paid a higher wage than I was.”
“It’s easy for the media and others to dismiss entertainers as just being famous, and whatever they sold was a benefit of their fame — and not necessarily the business insights that came from that.”
Lokal, a location-based community information app in India, experimented with monetizing shoutouts and hyperlocal classified ads. It earned them $60,000 in March.
“What I want is for them is to be absolutely confident. That’s what I want. Confidence in their skills and to feel confident that they will be valued both for their lived experience, and for their expertise as professionals.”
“Those of us who cover the environment know that there are very many of us who are Black or Indigenous, or people of color, but the folks who get the byline at the big magazines, who get the cover stories on climate change are often white older dudes.”