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Jamie Tarabay

New York
Freelance Writer — Freelance
Covers:  foreign policy, arab spring, parenthood, israel and the palestinians, iraq, australiana, islam, islam in america, national security, women in media, women covering war

Find my work @CNN and @CNNI - I tweet about my obsessions, inc. @GameofThrones and all things Aussie, because I am one. RTs are not endorsements.

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Senior Editor, National Security and Tech, at Vocativ. Former Senior Staff Writer, Digital, at Al Jazeera America, National Journal Managing Editor National Security and White House, NPR Baghdad Bureau Chief, AP reporter. Author of "A Crazy Occupation: Eyewitness to the Intifada".

What was your first job as a journalist?

Editorial assistant for an IT magazine.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. A very long time ago.

How is social media changing news?

Social media is today's police scanner. If you're a cop reporter, you have to listen in.


Gracies Award

2015 - Outstanding Original Online Programming - Audio category.
Ferguson Talks Politics - a three part audio online-only series on Ferguson in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting, and the way forward for greater political representation for the African-American community in the city.

Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award

2007 - International reporting
NPR was chosen from among 526 entries. In explaining its selection of NPR’s Iraq coverage, the duPont-Columbia jury noted: “Despite the difficulties of access and security, NPR’s team of reporters, technicians, editors and their brave Iraqi colleagues managed to find people and situations that illuminate the conflict. Each story is a mini-documentary rich with characters, scene-setting, nuanced writing and strong production. These pieces stand out amid the blur of other daily war coverage.”