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

  • 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