President and Executive Director, InquireFirst (USA)

S. Lynne Walker

S. Lynne Walker is a Pulitzer Prize finalist whose reporting has taken her to Mexico, where she lived for 16 years covering political, economic and social issues affecting U.S.-Mexico relations. From 1992-2008, Walker served as Mexico City Bureau Chief for San Diego, Calif.-based Copley News Service. In 2004, Walker was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for “Beardstown: Reflection of a Changing America,” her four-part series on a small Illinois town that was transformed by immigration. Before joining InquireFirst, Walker served for eight years as vice president of the Institute of the Americas, a nonprofit organization on the University of California, San Diego campus. There, she established the Institute’s regional journalism program, creating an international network of journalists and raising funds to provide them with scholarships to attend weeklong journalism workshops that she organized and directed. As President and Executive Director of InquireFirst, Walker continues to travel to Latin America to work with colleagues on new ways to produce in-depth reporting in science, health and the environment and to broaden their audiences with digital reporting. She has conducted Spanish-language journalism workshops in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Bolivia, Ecuador and Argentina.

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