Fiona Morgan

Journalism Program Director

Fiona directs Free Press’ journalism program as well as the News Voices: North Carolina program, which addresses the crisis in local news by engaging people in local communities and forging connections between the public and the newsrooms that serve them. Before joining Free Press, she worked as a reporter and editor at Salon and at INDY Week, the alternative newsweekly of the Triangle area of North Carolina. After earning her master’s in public policy from Duke, she worked at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, where she researched the information needs of low-income communities. Follow her on Twitter @fionamorgan-fp.


Recent Press Statements

  • You're Invited: Journalism and Media Justice in the South

    March 16, 2018
    Free Press will facilitate the “Journalism and Media Justice in the South” track at the Free Movement Conference.
  • 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

  • Local People Will Create the Future of Local News

    Local News Lab
    February 7, 2018

    Today we are announcing two new locally based and locally driven funds that will invest in ideas, people and organizations that are working to ensure communities have access to the news and information they need.

  • Net Neutrality Will Keep Information Highway Open for All

    December 12, 2017

    t’s tough to keep up with the cavalcade of bad policy coming out of Washington, but the expected repeal of Net Neutrality has captured public attention for one reason: Everyone needs the internet, and we need it to be open and free.

  • 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.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good