Rhiannon Fionn-Bowman on Muck Rack

Rhiannon Fionn-Bowman

Charlotte, NC
Covers:  environmental health, environmental issues, essay, charlotte, backyard gardening, local food, profiles, coal, antibiotics and hormones in food, organic food, coal ash, sustainability
Doesn't Cover: product launches, industrial agriculture

Award-winning journalist and filmmaker on hiatus (see @coal_ash). Crochet and cat enthusiast (see @swank_kitty).

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Independent Journalist and accidental filmmaker traveling the country on a quest to collect the whole story of coal ash, America's second-largest waste stream. (More: CoalAshChronicles.com). Also working on a story for Mother Jones and writing regularly for Charlotte's alt-weekly, Creative Loafing.

What was your first job as a journalist?

I worked for my university's newspaper, UNC Charlotte's University Times.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes! And I wish I still had one.

How is social media changing news?

We have access to breaking news in near real-time, and we're able to find and investigate sources with a few clicks.


Gold Gamma

2011 - Profile Writing
Magazine Association of the Southeast (MAGS); Judges comments: This could easily have been a preachy piece about the threat of drinking water contamination. Instead, through well-chosen vignettes and quotes, it takes readers into the office, the boat, and the mind of a man intent on preserving a region's natural resources.

Conservation medal, Daughters of the American Revolution

2012 - Conservation/ Environmental Journalism
Recognition of Outstanding Achievement for Environmental Awareness; Preservation of the Natural Resources of Our Country, its soils, minerals, forests, waters and wildlife.