Tanya Pampalone has been a journalist for over 20 years, working as a writer and editor in Los Angeles, Prague, San Francisco, and Johannesburg, where she is now based. Tanya is the former executive editor of South Africa's Mail & Guardian and former managing editor of Maverick (now Daily Maverick), and headed up strategic partnerships and audience development for The Conversation Africa during the start-up phase of the group’s expansion into Africa. A 2013 Media Fellow at Duke University, Tanya has lectured on digital storytelling and creative writing for journalists at Wits University and ethics and editorial independence at the Sol Plaatje Institute at Rhodes University. She was co-editor of I Want To Go Home Forever: Stories of Becoming and Belonging in South Africa’s Great Metropolis (Wits Press, 2018) and was a contributor to Southern African Muckraking: 150 Years of Investigative Journalism Which Has Shaped the Region (Jacana, 2018) and Unbias the News: Why Diversity Matters for Journalism (Hostwriter, 2019). Tanya is currently working on a podcast about South Africa’s 2015 xenophobic attacks.
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