1 Jan 2017

Media: New Zealand Doctor's Barbara Fountain

From The Weekend, 9:07 am on 1 January 2017
Barbara Fountain with her Editorial Leader of the Year award.

Barbara Fountain with her Editorial Leader of the Year award. Photo: Supplied

For 20 years editor and journalist Barbara Fountain has raised important health issues and got our doctors talking to each other through the publication New Zealand Doctor. That dedication to independent journalism, and her commitment to mentoring young journalists, won her the inaugural Editorial Leader of the Year award at the 2016 Canon Media Awards.

She's so committed to the paper that she bought it and an associated publication Pharmacy Today from the multi-national company that owned it .Her company's mission statement says, "We give a shit".