Journalist. Ex @TheNationalUAE Middle East correspondent, former @AP reporter in North Dakota's oil patch. Old Beirut hand recently returned to America.

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@JWoodJourno — 5,488 followers, 10,714 tweets

Earlier today Tripoli celebrated Zambo, a Mardi Gras-esque festival of mysterious origins that only seems to exist in #Lebanon's second city. Here's something I wrote about the holiday last year:  https://www.thenational.ae/world/zambo-in-tripoli-lebanon-s-mardi-gras-on-the-med-1.11671 
Barely out of college, @luluramadan is a 23-year-old reporter at a community newspaper in Florida. She's already covered three mass shootings in her short career. This is where America is right now.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/02/16/shes-a-23-year-old-reporter-at-a-community-newspaper-this-is-the-third-mass-shooting-shes-covered/?utm_term=.7a96708147ac 
Seen in my New Hampshire hometown's paper: an ad for a gun show positioned beneath the AP story about yesterday's school shooting in Florida. America is a very strange place. https://t.co/o07fKkeq1J
RT @Bassam_Khawaja: #Lebanon: Appears General Security requiring Syrians to pledge that they are not involved with a Lebanese woman and… https://t.co/Pa4mcQkGKp
RT @OliviaAlabaster: “It’s not just dangerous, it would be a death sentence for people who have any political involvement"… https://t.co/fVofDAfVmg
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