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Ben Tinsley

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Texas
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 journalist, newspaper and radio. Plus other creative ventures -- that lead to amazing ADventures.

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Biography

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.

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@BenTinsley — 1,808 followers, 2,396 tweets

Aug 14, 2017

@Jenifer_Newburn I guess ... I lost the paragraph that preceded this statement. What were we talking about?

Aug 11, 2017

Watch us! Appreciate us! Adore us! Just get on the bus, Gus! Don't need to discuss muss!  http://youtu.be/fDtWXGAZLUE?a 

Aug 11, 2017

I added a video to a @YouTube playlist  http://youtu.be/fDtWXGAZLUE?a  8 10 17 Texas Newsroom: The Angel Opens Her Eyes

Aug 10, 2017

@Jenifer_Newburn You've always been strong and capable in everything you do. Writing especially.

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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.