Featured journalist: Jen Thomas
For today's featured journalist, we thought we'd highlight an expat: Jen Thomas, a senior national editor based in Dubai with the English-language Daily The National. With that newsroom since 2010, Thomas started off as their special projects reporter, primarily focusing on government and policy, human rights and labor and social issues.
Nowadays her expertise is in the Middle Eastern political arena, but prior to going abroad, she worked for two years in newsrooms in Massachusetts, where her background was in municipal and policy reporting for small community organizations. As for the story that makes her proudest, it's this: Unpaid workers on strike at Dh7bn Reem Island project. Find more of Thomas's work in her portfolio, here.