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Douglas Ann Johnson Newsom, American Writer, journalism educator ( art: lit.comm. media, Educated)author, journalism educator.


Newsom, Douglas Ann Johnson was born on January 16, 1934 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Daughter of J. Douglas and R. Grace (Dickson) Johnson.


BJ cum laude, University Texas, 1954, Bachelor of Fine Arts summa cum laude, 1955, Master in Journalism 1956, Doctor of Philosophy, 1978. Gen.publicity State Fair Texas, 1955. Advertising and promotion Newsom's Women's Wear, 1956-1957.

Publicist Auto Market Show, 1961. Laboratory instructor radio-tv news-writing course University Texas, 1961-1962. Local publicist Texas Boys Choir, 1964-1969, nat. publicist, 1967-1969.

Public relations director Great S.W. Boat Show Dallas, 1966-1972, Family Fun Show, 1970-1971, Horace Ainsworth Company, Dallas, 1966-1976. President Professional Development Cons., Inc., 1976-1989. Faculty Texas Christian U., Fort Worth, 1969^, professor department journalism, department chairman, 1979-1986, adviser yearbook and magazine, 1969-1979.

Director ONEOK Inc., diversified energy company, 1980^. Fulbright lecturer in India, 1988.


General publicity State Fair Texas, 1955. With advertising and promotion Newsom's Women's Wear, 1956—1957. Publicist Auto Market Show, 1961.

Laboratory instructor radio-television news-writing course University Texas, 1961—1962. Local publicist Texas Boys Choir, 1964—1969, national publicist, 1967—1969. Public relations director Great Southwest Boat Show, Dallas, 1966—1972, Family Fun Show, 1970—1971, Horace Ainsworth Company, Dallas, 1966—1976.

Faculty member Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, since 1969, adviser year book and magazine, 1969—1979, professor department journalism, chairman department, 1979—1986. President Professional Development Consultant, Inc., 1976—1989. Member editorial board Public Relations Review, since 1978.

Director ONEOK Inc., diversified energy company, since 1980. Fulbright lecturer in India, 1988.



Secretary-treasurer Public Relations Foundation Texas, 1979—1980, trustee, Institute Public Relations Research and Education, 1985—1989. Public relations chairman local American Heart Association, 1973—1976, state public relations committee, 1974—1982, chairman, 1980—1982. Member Gas Research Advisory Council, since 1981.

Fellow: Public Relations Society America (chairman College Fellows 1992, national education committee member 1975, chairman 1978, national faculty adviser, chairman education section). Member: Mortar Board Alumnae (adviser Texas Christian University 1974-1975), Texas Public Relations Association (director 1976-1984, vice president 1980-1982, president 1982-1983), Women in Communications (national convention treasurer 1967, national public relations chairman 1969-1971), Association Education Journalism and Mass Communication (president public relations division 1974-1975, national president 1984-1985), Phi Beta Delta, Kappa Tau Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi.


Married L. Mack Newsom, October 27, 1956 (deceased). Children: Nancy Elizabeth, William Macklemore. Married Bob J. Carrell, 1993.

Children: Michael Douglas, Kevin Jackson.

J. Douglas Johnson

R. Grace (Dickson) Johnson

L. Mack Newsom

Bob J. Carrell

Nancy Elizabeth Newsom

William Macklemore Newsom

Michael Douglas Newsom

Kevin Jackson Newsom