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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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“There’s no [better] way to be close to an institution than through somebody who lives in a dorm.”
“We wanted the questions and feedback and the insights of Somalis to be at the center.”
“Often when an editor declines or dilutes a good story, it’s to say it’s too in the weeds. I always joke, ‘What’s wrong with weeds?’”
“We initially built a ‘look-back’ experience but pivoted when we learned that our readers are more interested in insights that center on their reading ‘personality’ and content discovery rather than revisiting news from the past.”
“We learned that people have an interest if they can get to us.”
“It gives you a much better view on what politics on a local level is, instead of just reading about it or going to a meeting yourself and sitting in as a guest.”
Futuro Media isn’t the type of news outlet that normally conducts political polling, which is why it wanted to dip its toes in.
In the case of break-and-enter stories, “everybody recognized that a poor execution of the idea would be a problem.”
“Some of the finest journalism I’ve been associated with started out as an inkling.”
“It’s a format that rewards a bit of journalistic intuition, as it’s almost impossible to build podcasts to just fit searches and platform algorithms.”