Another story about this award appeared in a neighboring daily newspaper which you can read here.
Local public notice article leads to writer’s national recognition
Amanda Fanger wins 2017 Public Notice Journalism Award
Reporter & Farmer staff writer Amanda Fanger is now a nationally acclaimed journalist.
For her efforts in uncovering embezzlement allegations within the government body of Grenville last spring, Fanger was named winner of the 2017 Public Notice Journalism Award by the Public Notice Resource Center Feb. 27.
Alongside national recognition, she’ll be honored at the National Press Club during a free trip to Washington, D.C. March 16.
“It’s almost too much to take in,” said Fanger of her selection. “It makes me stop and realize how much I’ve put into my work. There’s so many moving components to a newspaper; I don’t know if people assume we’re just handed these stories.”
According to the PNRC, Fanger’s selection was based on her ability to scratch “below the surface of a public notice.” This included spending months investigating a tip concerning a local financial officer allegedly carrying out “employee dishonesty,” which was noted in the official monthly Grenville town proceedings printed in the public notice section of the Reporter & Farmer on March 21 last year.