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Simpson is a professor of communication at the University of Washington, where he has taught since 1973. He holds the Dart Professorship in Journalism & Trauma and was the founding director of the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, the leading educational center addressing issues of emotional injury for journalists worldwide. He is co-author of Covering Violence: An Ethical Guide to Reporting about Victims and Violence. The second edition of the book was published in 2006 by Columbia University Press.
Simpson has also written books and articles about First Amendment issues, labor history, and the social history of the Pacific Northwest. He is a Washington State native and earned degrees at the University of Washington and the University of Wisconsin. He reported for The Wall Street Journal and the Detroit Free Press in the 1960s. In 2001, he received the national Distinguished Educator Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.
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An Evening at the Garden of Allah
A Gay Cabaret in Seattle
While the Seattle police vice squad provided protection, the country’s first gay-owned cabaret flourished in downtown Seattle at the close of World War II and for the next decade. This oral history of the performers’ lives provides rare insight into gay and lesbian culture that was mostly invisible in those years. Signed by Don Paulson and Roger Simpson.
Unionism or Hearst
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer Strike of 1936
A Guide to Ethical Reporting About Victims & Trauma
The book presents innovative ways of interviewing and photographing survivors of violence and helps journalists understand the effects of frequent exposure to traumatic events on their own lives. The authors relate journalistic practices to the rapidly expanding body of literature on trauma, and draw on the insights of clinical experts. Note: the paperback edition is autographed by Roger Simpson, Migael Scherer and Scott North.
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