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Tanya Pampalone

Tanya Pampalone

Tanya Pampalone is the executive editor of the Mail & Guardian, where she oversees print and digital enterprise and narrative journalism projects including eBooks and special editions, such as the popular end of year and annual religion issues. Tanya occasionally lectures on media ethics and editorial independence at the Sol Plaatjie Institute at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. In 2012, she won South Africa's top journalism award, the Sikuvile, for creative writing and was a finalist in the feature writing category. In 2013, Tanya was selected as the Menell Media Fellow at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy in the United States. Currently, she is on the editorial board of the Menell Media Xchange.Tanya has more than 20 years experience living and working as a writer, columnist and editor for magazines, newspapers and online publications in the United States, the Czech Republic and South Africa. She has a BA in journalism from San Diego State University and a master's in writing from the University of San Francisco. Her work has appeared in Chimurenga's Power Money Sex, Cityscapes, Empire, Food and Home, Los Angeles Reader, Mail & Guardian, Maverick, Newsweek, Prognosis, San Francisco Examiner and The-African.org, among others.
To the man who bled words
To the man who bled words
A writer died this week. He was a poet. A jazz fiend. A word junkie. A lover of wine and good food and long talks.
The writing on the web: What the M&G is reading
The writing on the web: What the M&G is reading
The Mail & Guardian writers and reporters have picked up some great pieces – long and short and in between – around the...
The writing on the web: What the M&G is reading
The writing on the web: What the M&G is reading
The Mail & Guardian writers and reporters have picked up some great pieces – long, short and in between – around the internet...
How America's next generation was outclassed
How America's next generation was outclassed
A recent feature that ran in the Los Angeles Times told the story of the increase in street vendors who have set up shop selling soaps and...
Cape Town's rehabs for the rich and infamous
Cape Town's rehabs for the rich and infamous
The Fix, an addiction and recovery website run out of Los Angeles, covers subjects such as celebrity sex addictions as well as more serious topics...
Addicted to drug addiction memoirs
Addicted to drug addiction memoirs
Beautiful Boy by David Sheff (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)...
How my daughter found – and lost – God in school
How my daughter found – and lost – God in school
Our daughter was three when we first heard her prayer. She was strapped in the car seat behind us, feet swinging, her words murmured in sing-song,...
An old dog’s new trail
An old dog’s new trail
‘You know most South Africans haven’t actually read the book,” Clyde Niven admitted to me over drinks at Vovo Telo in Parkhurst...
Why the geeks will inherit the Earth
Why the geeks will inherit the Earth
The Grugq, who is pale, balding, boyishly pudgy and was dressed in a black golf shirt and a zip-up black jersey, looked like he had just woken up....
It’s not only for tourists
It’s not only for tourists
It was just me and the man in the very small navy-blue bikini briefs lying on lounge chairs at the top of the infinity pool. The afternoon sun...
To a journalist’s journalist: Mandy Rossouw
To a journalist’s journalist: Mandy Rossouw
The first time I met her, we were sitting on the terrace at a mutual friend’s Killarney flat. She leaned in – because that’s what...
Best little bookshop in Braamfontein
Best little bookshop in Braamfontein
On the corner of Melle and Juta streets in Braamfontein, Johannesburg – smack in the centre of hipsterville – is a charity...