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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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“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.”
The wire, run via Substack, helps student reporters share knowledge and reporting.
Every aspect of La Brega, from the scripts to the sound design to the original music and illustrations by Puerto Rican artists, was produced in a way that would speak to a Puerto Rican audience.
“It is unbelievably complicated to find out what happens in these meetings, even though all the information is online.”
“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.”