Fiona Morgan

Journalism Program Director

Fiona directs Free Press’ journalism programs. Before joining Free Press, she worked at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, where she researched the information needs of low-income communities. She authored a report for the New America Foundation’s Media Policy Initiative on the media ecology of North Carolina's Research Triangle region. She is also a former associate editor at Salon and was a reporter for Indy Week, the alternative newsweekly in Durham, N.C., where her interest in media policy developed. She earned her master’s in public policy from Duke and a B.A. in English from the University of Washington. Follow her on Twitter @fionamorgan.


Recent Press Statements

  • Free Press: New Owners of Las Vegas Paper Must Step Forward

    December 14, 2015
    WASHINGTON — The Las Vegas Review-Journal recently announced that a newly formed Delaware-based company had paid $140 million to purchase the daily newspaper and its affiliated publications. The financial backers behind the new company, News + Media Capital Group LLC, have refused to disclose the new owners’ identities to the public or even newsroom staffers.

In the News

  • Can We Rescue Local News?

    Charlotte Magazine
    August 3, 2017

    News Voices: North Carolina aims to connect local news staffs with residents with untold stories.

  • New Project Aims to Connect Journalists with the Communities They Serve

    Creative Loafing
    May 11, 2017

    The News Voices project, which existed in New Jersey for two years before launching last month in Charlotte and Durham, aims to connect journalists with residents of Charlotte's more marginalized communities and populations and help them build more in-depth relationships with the people they report on.

  • In North Carolina, These Two Women Are Bringing Journalists Closer to the Public

    May 10, 2017

    Two recent events kicked off News Voices: North Carolina, a new initiative from the advocacy group Free Press, which is aiming to foster collaborations and strengthen the bonds between journalists and the communities they cover.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good