Tinsley supervises and implements this worldwide media assistance program. Previously, she worked as world editor at USA Today. She helped oversee the expansion of USA Today’s international bureaus and the newspaper’s coverage of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. She also developed the newspaper’s network of international freelance reporters and helped conceive and administer the safety policy for journalists working in war zones. Before joining USA Today in 1988, Tinsley was a Moscow-based reporter. Beginning in 1984, she worked for United Press International and was a freelance reporter for Time, Newsweek, ABC Radio, USA Today and Advertising Age. A native of Chicago, Tinsley has a B.A. in English literature from Washington University in St. Louis. She earned an M.A. in English literature from the University of Chicago. She is proficient in Russian.
etinsley (at) icfj (dot) org
Former Soviet Union, Middle East
Global economics and politics, international journalism, media management, safe coverage in conflict areas