Article describes the continuing controversy surrounding Terrilyn Simpson, the M
Article describes the continuing controversy surrounding Terrilyn Simpson, the Maine journalist who received the PEN/Newman's Own First Amendment Award at Lincoln Center in New York City this week. Simpson was honored for her dogged efforts to publish stories about chemical pollution at the Champion paper mill in Bucksport, which she alleged resulted in two deaths and numerous serious illnesses. PEN, an international organization of writers, issued a press release that claimed that Simpson was "harassed" by Courier Publications and blacklisted from jobs in the area because of her Champion coverage. David Morse, CEO of Courier, asked for an apology and demanded a retraction. Neither was forthcoming, but a new press release was issued that cites Simpson's courage for pursuing the story, without mentioning Courier Publications. Morse claims he was never asked about the charges.
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Davis, Jay, "Article describes the continuing controversy surrounding Terrilyn Simpson, the M" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 2990.
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