Michael Fabey named 2014 Timothy White Award winner

Aviation Week naval editor recognized for commitment to journalistic ethics and courage

Michael Fabey
Michael Fabey

Feb. 12, 2014 – Aviation Week’s Michael Fabey has been announced as the winner of the 2014 Timothy White Award. Named for the late Billboard magazine editor who was devoted to using his position in order to improve his industry – shedding light on issues such as artists’ rights – the award is given to a business editor who demonstrates bravery, integrity, passion and quality of product. It was established in 2004, though is only given when a deserving candidate is identified.

A Philadelphia native, Fabey’s three decades as a military reporter and naval editor have taken him all over the world and deep below the sea, writing from Brazil, Australia, Singapore and a nuclear sub in the Atlantic, among other locales. He has thus far been honored with approximately two dozen local and national awards, making the Timothy White Award the latest accolade in a career filled with recognition.

“While I am honored to receive such an award and proud to work for an organization that supports and encourages such journalism, the real winners are the U.S. Navy sailors and officers who will go to sea in safer ships,” said Fabey. “This is the kind of reporting that makes a difference.” Michael Fabey will be presented with the Timothy White Award at ABM’s Neal Awards Gala on Mar. 14, 2014. To register for the event, click here.

By Scott Fried

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