Patti McCracken is a former assistant editor at the Chicago Tribune, and writes features and commentaries for various American newspapers, most notably the Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. She has twice been a Knight International Press Fellow, and continues to train journalists throughout Eastern Europe and other developing democracies. She resides near Vienna, Austria.
Some of her articles are archived online at www.pattimccracken.blogspot.com. Her diary of daily life in rural Europe is at www.pattimcc.blogspot.com.