Ph.D, Communications, University of Washington, 1973.


Roger Simpson, professor, studies journalism ethics and practices, reporting, American media history, cultural studies/critical theory, and the role of trauma in journalism and culture. He is the Dart Professor of Journalism and Trauma and from 2000-2006 was the founding director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.

Selected publications

  • Covering Violence: A Guide to Ethical Reporting about Victims and Trauma. With William Cote. Columbia University Press, 2nd edition, 2006.
  • An Evening at the Garden of Allah: A Gay Cabaret in Seattle. With Don Paulson. Columbia University Press, 1996.
  • Unionism or Hearst: The Seattle Post-Intelligencer Strike of 1936. With William E. Ames. 1978.
  • ‘Our Single Remedy for All Ills’: The History of the Idea of a National Press Council, American Journalism, 1995.
  • “Freedom of the Press: The Press and the Court Write a New First Amendment,” in Judging the Constitution: Critical Essays on Judicial Lawmaking, 1989.