Awards and Recognition

DAR Conservation Medal

July 18, 2015, the Association of Alternative Newsmedia awarded me an honorable mention for my Creative Loafing cover story “Charlotte is Ground Zero for Coal Ash.”

January 30, 2013, the Fund for Investigative Journalism awarded me a grant to help cover expenses associated with an upcoming Mother Jones article.

March 8, 2012, the Daughters of the American Revolution honored me with their Conservation medal.

In 2011, I was awarded a Gold GAMMA Award for my profile of David Merryman, the Catawba Riverkeeper, which appeared in the Feb. 2010 issue of Charlotte magazine.

In April 2009, I was named an ‘Outstanding Journalism Graduate’ by the Communication Studies Department at UNC Charlotte.

Extra credit:
Guest on AWOP Radio, Dec. 14, 2012, discussing Coal Ash Chronicles and my trek to Alaska. Listen to my segment here, and to the entire broadcast here.

Profiled in NinerTimes, UNC Charlotte’s student newspaper, for my coverage of Occupy Charlotte. Read the article, by Ryan Pitkin, here. February 2012

Guest on “282” for the show’s inaugural taping, discussing Occupy Charlotte, Chiquita Bananas and NBA basketball. (Kinda.) Watch:

Participated in a “Coal Ash Update” on ‘Charlotte Talks’, a radio show on WFAW, an NPR affiliate. Click to listen. October 2015.

Participated in a ‘Charlotte Talks’ broadcast about Occupy Charlotte. Click to listen. November 2011

Participated in another ‘Charlotte Talks’ broadcast on WFAE, this time focused on the Jinwright trial. Click to listen. May 2011

Participated in a journalists’ forum on WFAE’s ‘Charlotte Talks’, about Charlotte’s unlined, high-hazard coal ash ponds. Click to listen. September 2010