Communicating Arts Department

Faculty and Staff Details

Mr. Mike Simonson Download Mike's VCard

Lecturer, Media and Wisconsin Public Radio Reporter

Communicating Arts Department - UW-Superior
Job Experience:
Reporter/Wisconsin Public Radio/Superior bureau 1990-present
Assignment Editor/WCNC-TV NBC affiliate Charlotte, N.C. 1989-1990
News Director/WSOC AM/FM Cox Communications Charlotte, N.C. 1987-1988
Senior Reporter/WSOC AM/FM 1984-1987
News Director WCKJ-AM Augusta, GA 1984
News Director KQDS AM/FM Duluth, Minn. 1982-1984
Senior Reporter KQDS AM/FM Duluth, Minn. 1980-1982
Reporter WAKX AM/FM Duluth, Minn. 1980
Reporter KDAL-AM Duluth, Minn. 1979-1980

Education:
UW-Superior 1976-1982, BS Political Science in 2004
Duluth Denfeld High School graduate class of '75

Significant Publications:
Radio documentary work includes: "Street People" 1992; "Teen Suicide" 1983; "A Cab Driver's Story" 1987; "Japanese Dawn: The 50th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor" 1991; "The Gulf War" 1991; "Stories of Race" 1993; "Silence of the Minds: Alzheimer's Disease" 1994; "We're Holding Our Own: The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald" 1995; "AIDS/HIV Discrimination in Rural Areas" 1997.

Series reporting includes: "AIDS/HIV Discrimination in Rural Areas" 1996; "Eyewitnesses to a Century" 1999; "Preserving Special Places" 2002; "Preserving Our Cultures and Diversity" 2003; "Mom and Dad Growing Old: A Family Story" 2004.

Media columnist for the magazine "The Senior Reporter" 1998-present
Also published stories in the Superior Daily Telegram, Lake Superior Magazine, The Duluth News Tribune, The Northland Reader

Relevant Experience:
Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse Board Member 1994-2000, President 1999-2000
Guest Lecturer UW-Superior 1991-present (Broadcast Journalism and Advanced Reporting classes)
National Public Radio stories for "All Things Considered" in 1994 about Lake Superior freezing over and raising the bell from the Edmund Fitzgerald in 1995, "Morning Edition" stories in 1996 about logging underwater logs in Lake Superior, and in 2003 featuring the opening of the Richard Bong World War II Heritage Center.
Frequent contributor to the Great Lakes Radio Consortium and Independent Native News

Most Significant Awards:
National Radio-Television News Directors Association Edward R. Murrow Award/First place for the series "AIDS/HIV Discrimination in Rural Areas" Network/syndicated news competition awarded 1997 in New Orleans

Public Radio News Directors Institute national award/First Place/National competition/network competition: Spot News for "Toxic Tuesday Spill coverage" 1993.
Awarded in San Francisco

National Headliner Awards:
1993-Spot News for "Toxic Tuesday" coverage, second place, spot news, awarded in Atlantic City, NJ
1992-Best Overall News Department, third place, awarded in Atlantic City, NJ

Radio-Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas/Best Radio Journalist/1987 and 1988, awarded in Asheville, NC and Kitty Hawk, NC

Armstrong Award, 1983, co-winner with colleague Jacob Lewin "Street People", investigative news category/First place/awarded in New York City at the Lincoln Center

This does not include more than 100 regional awards received from United Press International, Associated Press, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, Radio Television News Directors Association of the Upper Midwest and Carolinas, the Milwaukee Press Club and the Northwest Broadcast News Association.


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UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Simonson, Michael D

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 4/19/14 11:45 AM.

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 4/19/14 11:45 AM.

UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Simonson, Michael D

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 4/19/14 11:45 AM.

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 4/19/14 11:45 AM.

UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Simonson, Michael D
Spring Semester 2014

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 4/19/14 11:45 AM.

Spring Semester 2014
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
COMM - Communicating ArtsTop of Page
1139COMM 358Broadcast Journalism
View Books for this Class
Prerequisites: COMM 170 and 203
013.00 FA1124TTh10:00AM- 11:15AM17 of 22

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 4/19/14 11:45 AM.


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