Tanzina Vega

Tanzina VegaTanzina Vega is a staff reporter for The New York Times covering digital media, advertising and online privacy. Ms Vega has written front page stories for The Times that have examined issues like the use of microtargeting in political campaigns, the privacy implications on HTLM5 and the Federal Trade Commission’s call for increased digital privacy protections for consumers. Vega joined The Times in 2006 as a stringer and news clerk for the Metro section where she covered crime and breaking news in New York City. In 2008, she became a staff Web producer, working on multiple sections including Business, Sports and Opinion. Ms. Vega was part of an Emmy-award winning team of journalists who worked on a year-long multimedia project, One in 8 Million. Her print and multimedia work has also been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association and featured in places including the New York Public Library. Before coming to The Times, Vega worked as a research editor for the technology trade magazine publisher, CMP Media, where she managed large-scale editorial projects and launched the company’s first podcast. A native of New York City, Ms. Vega has also lived and worked in Spain and South Korea where she taught English as a second language and provided language services and consulting for small businesses.

Protesters Out to Reclaim King’s Legacy, but in Era That Defies Comparison

On the eve of Martin Luther King’s Birthday, protesters mobilized by the shooting deaths of young blacks and outraged about racial inequality are evoking his work, denouncing what they say is an attempt to sanitize his message and using the hashtag #ReclaimMLK hoping to rekindle a new movement for social change. he website Ferguson Action, for instance, which has been a focal point for information on protests and activism in the aftermath of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., says Dr. … [Read more...]

A Plan to Cut Costs and Crime: End Hurdle to Job After Prison

ames White had steeled himself for the moment. But when he got to the question on the job application — Have you ever been convicted of a crime? — he shifted nervously in his seat. If he checked the “yes” box, he would almost certainly not get the job as a hospital janitor. He checked the box. A moment later, a human resources employee looking over his shoulder told him not to bother with the rest of the form. “She said I should stop right there, that there was no need to continue … [Read more...]