Norman H. Sims
1948 — 2022
Norman Sims died at home in Winchester, NH on May 15th. He was born on January 26, 1948, in Paris, IL to Julia Burnside Sims and H. Nolan Sims. He grew up in Mattoon, IL and graduated from Mattoon High School in 1966. Sims received a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Illinois in 1971. After working at United Press International in Minneapolis for two years, he went back to receive an M.A. in American History from the University of Illinois Chicago, and then entered the Ph.D. program at Urbana, graduating in 1979. While there, he studied under his mentor, Dr. James W. Carey, in the College of Communication. By 1979, he had arrived as an assistant professor in the Journalism Department...