The HistoryMakers video oral history with Debra Simmons.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 54 min., 11 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:Simmons, Debra Adams, -- 1964- -- Interviews.
African Americans -- Interviews.
African Americans.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Oral histories.
Oral histories.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Format: E-Resource Video Streaming Video
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Varying Form of Title:History Makers video oral history with Debra Simmons
Debra Simmons
Other authors / contributors:Simmons, Debra Adams, 1964- interviewee.
Crowe, Larry F., interviewer.
Hickey, Matthew, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
Sound characteristics:digital
Digital file characteristics:video file
Notes:Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Recorded Cleveland, Ohio 2014 February 11.
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Summary:Journalist and newspaper executive Debra Adams Simmons was born November 4, 1964 in Hartford, Connecticut. Simmons earned her B.A. degree from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications and the College of Arts and Sciences. In 2003, she became managing editor and then vice president of the Akron Beacon Journal, a Pulitzer prize-winning newspaper distributed throughout Northeast Ohio. Simmons was hired in 2007 as managing editor of The Plain Dealer, Ohio's largest newspaper, and promoted to editor of The Plain Dealer three years later, making her the only minority female running one of the nation's top twenty-five newspapers. In 2014, Simmons became president of the Associated Press Media Editors. She received the Robert McGruder Award for Diversity from Kent State University and the ATHENA Award from ATHENA International, in addition to being named Woman of Achievement by the YWCA, and inducted into the Women of Color Hall of Fame.