Ben Tinsley on Muck Rack

Ben Tinsley

Managing Editor and Senior Reporter — Burleson Star
Covers:  courts, human interest, politics/government, human relations, crime, public safety, general assignment, education
Doesn't Cover: sports

Texas newspaper reporter-editor-writer. Radio host. Poet. Musician. Comics scribe. Filmmaker. Daydreamer. Night Thinker.

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Over 25 years as an "in the trenches" hard news newspaper reporter with sidelines in other journalism mediums such as television and radio. Covering every beat a newsroom has to offer. Specializing in crime and criminal justice coverage.

What was your first job as a journalist?

I was a contributor to the Tarrant County (Texas) Junior College South Campus newspaper in 1987. My first published byline.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. My father taught me how to type on one. I actually still had my own typewriter up through college.

How is social media changing news?

It has been a game changer. When I was growing up, newspapers and TV and radio controlled the news. Now it's everywhere.