Tanya Pampalone has been a journalist for over 20 years, working as a writer and editor in Los Angeles, Prague, San Francisco and Johannesburg. Currently, she is the managing editor of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, a nonprofit based in Washington DC, which supports investigative journalism. Tanya is the former executive editor of the Mail & Guardian, managing editor of Maverick magazine (now Daily Maverick) and head of strategic partnerships and audience development for The Conversation Africa. She has taught journalism at the University of the Witwatersrand and the Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership at Rhodes University. Tanya was awarded the Menell Media Fellowship at Duke University and the 2012 Sikuvile Award for creative writing. She holds a bachelor’s in journalism and a master’s in writing from the University of San Francisco.