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Tabitha's Story: In Her Own Words

WFLS News Anchor/reporter Tabitha LaRue wrote a compelling first-person package for Fredericksburg.com, the Web site of The Free-lance Star in Fredericksburg, Va., about her battle with ovarian cancer. The initial report, “Tabitha’s story: In Her Own Words,” was six parts and it has been updated more than a half-dozen times since then. Part of what makes the report unique is that it included photos and video (high- and low-bandwidth versions) from both the good times and bad times in her life. The package not only prominently displays Tabitha’s e-mail, but she’s responded to many readers and even written follow-ups addressing some of readers’ questions. The package won a Clarion Award from The Association for Women in Communications for “Online Journalism Special Feature Section.”

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