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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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“Nobody wants to look back on the work we’ve done and say, ‘God, we were really clueless 50 years ago.’ We want to start every day thinking that we’re as in touch with the community as we possibly can be and reflect their interests and values.”
The app is an experiment by The Times to get a better sense of how people are sharing Times journalism through their own Slack workspaces.
“We don’t want to create another platform where a media company or a journalist is just kind of talking at their audience.”
“Instead of [a mission centered in diversifying white spaces], let’s create something that will actually help to build and grow our voices on our own terms.”
“It doesn’t lend itself to a lot of different types of jokes but I’m so in the deep Reddit that at this point, the sadboi existential crisis jokes just come naturally.”
“There’s such a fun food scene in the city that we all just miss, and this is our ability to replicate that as much as possible until it’s safe to go back out again.”
“There isn’t much health content that isn’t either turgid, professional, journal-based or superficial. Our goal was to write service content that’s readable, but stays true to the fact that this is a serious condition.”