Barbara Fountain won the nib senior health jounalism scholarship at the recent Voyager Media Awards and picked up the $6,000 grant towards travel, research and interviews.
'Judges Donna Chisholm and Lorelei Mason said Fountain’s proposal to investigate secrecy at district health boards was a standout. They were impressed not only with her strength of writing but her proposal to investigate DHB accountability – “an area where sunlight is sorely needed,” they said. “She has the experience in health and depth of knowledge to pull it off.”'
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