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Awards

“Fiona is proof positive of what the common tools of reporting can do when put in the hands of an uncommonly hard worker. Nothing is taken at face value, everything is reported out and then conveyed in clear, precise prose. She does great credit to her profession and her paper.”

– Judge’s comments of David Carr, media columnist, The New York Times, in the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) competition. My stories, “Inside The Herald-Sun,” “Technobarons of the 21st century,” and “A tangle of telco laws” won First Place for Media Reporting/ Criticism in 2007.

AAN Awards for my media reporting in 2009, 2006 and 2005 are here.

My reporting on Connected Nation won Second Place for In-Depth Reporting in 2009 from Capitolbeat, the association of state capitol reporters and editors.

“Copywrong,” about the impact of copyright laws on local artists, musicians and documentary filmmakers, won the Media & the Law Award from the North Carolina Bar Association in 2005.

I have won several awards from the North Carolina Press Association, including feature writing and news coverage (which I shared with my news colleagues).

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