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Peggy Ann Simpson

Peggy Ann Simpson, American reporter, educator. Recipient Consumer award National Press Club, 1982, Exceptional Merit Media award National Women's Political Caucus, 1988, Emma Merit Media award, 1989; Nieman fellow, Harvard University, 1978-1979.

Background

  • Simpson, Peggy Ann was born on December 26, 1938 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Daughter of Robert H. and Mazie (Houston) Simpson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University North Texas, 1960.

    Career

    • News editor Hondo (Texas) Anvil Herald, 1960-1962. Reporter, editor Associated Press, Dallas, 1962, Austin, Texas, Washington, 1979. Washington correspondent Boston Herald, 1979-1982.

      Economic correspondent Hearst Newspapers, Washington, 1982-1988. Bureau chief Master of Science Magazine, 1988-1990. Visiting professor School Journalism Indiana University, Bloomington, since 1990, journalist in residence, since 1990.

      Founder, board directors Journalism and Women Symposium, since 1989. Washington correspondent Working Woman, 1982-1986.

    Works

    • Co-author: Women, a Yearbook, 1980, review edition, 1984.

    Politics

    There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.

    Religion

    Our faith rests not on our own feelings, but on the promises of a faithful God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Church should organize delegations to different ecumenical conferences throughout the world and actively participate in the global inter-religious dialogues.

    Membership

    President Uplift House Community Center, Washington, 1973-1974. Vice president Fund for Investigative Journalism, since 1988. Member Washington Press Club (president 1975-1976, founding board member Washington Press Club Foundation, since 1985, chairman advisory committee since 1986).
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    Born December 26, 1938
    • 1960
      University North Texas
    • 1960 - 1962
      News editor Hondo (Texas) Anvil Herald
    • 1979
      reporter
      Austin, Texas, United States
    • 1979 - 1982
      Washington correspondent Boston Herald
    • 1982 - 1988
      economic, correspondent Hearst Newspapers
      Washington, United States
    • 1988 - 1990
      bureau chief Master of Science Magazine
    • 1990
      visiting professor, School Journalism Indiana University
      Bloomington, Illinois, United States
    • 1990
      visiting professor, School Journalism Indiana University
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