Tracy Simmons

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Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of SpokaneFāVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.

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“We are called to present Jesus as he was, not as we wish him to be and that almost certainly will cross with national and international values.” – Eric Blauer What’s a pansy, pacifist pastor supposed to do on Veterans Day?  Tracy SimmonsTracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in …

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“If people’s understanding of the world is that most of the world is a hell hole and you can’t do anything about it, then you get compassion fatigue and apathy.” – Steven Pinker Pinker coming to Spokane, says we are living in the most non-violent era  Tracy SimmonsTracy Simmons is …

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