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Istanbul editor, BBC Monitoring (Turkey)
Pinar Ersoy is a BBC editor based in Istanbul. She runs BBC Monitoring’s Turkey team, which reports and analyzes news from the media with a special focus on diplomacy and geopolitics. With a career spanning nearly 20 years, she previously led foreign news teams in the Turkish dailies Milliyet and Cumhuriyet. She served as Milliyet’s Washington D.C., correspondent between 2012-2015, covering U.S.-Turkey ties as well as American politics and society. Her exclusive reporting from Washington was honored by the Turkish Journalists Association (TGC) in 2013. Pinar was trained at France’s École Supérieure de Journalisme de Lille.
As a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, she is examining successful newsroom innovation and transformation to identify solutions that can enhance quality journalism globally.