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Roger Simpson


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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Unionism or Hearst
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer Strike of 1936
by Ames, Simpson
Unionism or Hearst

How a handful of reporters and photographers mobilized Seattle labor and forced William Randolph Hearst to recognize the newsgatherers’ union in his Seattle newspaper. Signed by co-author Roger Simpson.

Paperback -  $15.00
  Signed by the Author(s) First Edition

An Evening at the Garden of Allah
A Gay Cabaret in Seattle
by Paulson, Simpson
An Evening in the Garden of Allah

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.

Hardcover -  $55.00
  Signed by the Author(s) First Edition
Covering Violence
A Guide to Ethical Reporting About Victims & Trauma
by Simpson, Coté
Covering Violence

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.

Paperback -  $26.00
s   Signed by the Author(s) First Edition
Hardcover -  $69.50
  Signed by the Author(s) First Edition
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