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LYNNE WALKER

Journalism

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President and Executive Director of the NGO Inquire First, Lynne Walker is a Pulitzer Prize finalist whose reporting has taken her across Latin America, with a special focus on Mexico, where she lived for almost 16 years, first as Mexico City Bureau Chief for Copley News Service, reporting on political, economic, legal and social issues affecting U.S.-
Mexico relations.

Her national journalism awards include the 1989 Gerald Loeb Award from the UCLA Anderson
School of Management for her four-part series, “The Invisible Work Force”; a 1997 National
Headliner Award for a 14-part serial narrative that showed the human drama of illegal
immigration to the United States; the 2004 American Society of News Editors’ Diversity Award;
and, in 2005, the Maria Moors Cabot Prize from Columbia University Graduate School of
Journalism for her outstanding coverage of Latin America. The Cabot Prize judges said, “With a
natural sympathy for the underdog and a keen eye for detail, and by probing the depths of
Latin American culture and society, Walker gives readers an unblemished view of and greater
insight into the region.”

Before joining Inquire First, Walker served for eight years as vice president of the Institute of the Americas, a nonprofit organization on the campus of the University of California, San Diego, where she established the Institute’s regional journalism program. She continues to travel to Latin America to help colleagues there find new ways to produce in-depth reporting and broaden their audiences. She has conducted Spanish-language journalism workshops in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Bolivia and Argentina.  She will be assisting Iván Carrillo with the investigative journalism master class.

 

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