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Ahmed Al Omran

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Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia Correspondent — The Wall Street Journal
Covers:  saudi arabia, middle east, soccer, women's rights, media freedom, human rights, social media, youth unemployment

Journalist · Ex-@WSJ Saudi correspondent · Columbia J-School alum · Email: alomran (at) gmail dot com

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Biography

Ahmed Al Omran is a Saudi blogger and journalist. His blog, Saudi Jeans, is one of the most well-known and long standing blogs in the Middle East. His work has appeared in major publications such as the New York Times, the Guardian and Foreign Policy.

Born and raised in Hofuf, eastern Saudi Arabi...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Social media assistant producer at NPR

Have you ever used a typewriter?

No, but I wish I had.

How is social media changing news?

Social media makes the people formerly known as “audience” active participants and news gathering and storytelling.