Ken H. Fortenberry
• Retired daily and weekly newspaper editor, publisher and owner. Winner of more than 120 state, national and state awards for journalism excellence. Directed team coverage of projects that won the American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award and the Society of Professional Journalists (Sigma Delta Chi) Bronze Medallion for Public Service.
• Author of Kill the Messenger, a non-fiction book about publishing a newspaper in South Carolina that investigated a corrupt sheriff. Published in 1989 by Peachtree Publishers, Ltd. Under option twice for TV movie.
• Author of “The Mystery of the Lost Clipper,” published by Air and Space Magazine in 2004 and a follow up in 2017.
Awards and Recognition
- - Georgia Press Association Freedom of Information Award - South Carolina Press Association Freedom of Information Award - More than three dozen awards from the North Carolina Press Association Press Association for community service, depth reporting, feature writing, editorial writing, investigative reporting and news reporting.