RTDNF Honors Carole Simpson With Col. Barney Oldfield Award
July 10, 2013 at 11:54 AM (PT)
The RADIO TELEVISION DIGITAL NEWS FOUNDATION (RTDNF) has named former ABC NEWS reporter/anchor CAROLE SIMPSON as the winner of the 2013 Col. BARNEY OLDFIELD Distinguished Service Award, honoring her contributions to the growth and success of RTDNF. SIMPSON, a former member of the RTDNF Board of Trustees, established the CAROLE SIMPSON Scholarship for minority students pursuing a journalism career. She retired from ABC in 2006 to become Leader-in-Residence at EMERSON COLLEGE's School of Communications.
"When we served on the Foundation Board, BARNEY and I were members of the mutual admiration society. I so respected his contributions and humanity," said SIMPSON. "BARNEY was the 'real deal.'"
"We are delighted to recognize CAROLE SIMPSON for her dedication to the Foundation," said RTDNF Exec. Dir. MIKE CAVENDER. "Her encouragement and support of journalism students fosters a promising future for our profession."
The award will be presented at the Foundation's Excellence in Journalism 2013 conference in ANAHEIM, AUGUST 24-26.