Michael Simpson on Muck Rack

Michael Simpson

Pretoria, South Africa
Columnist and Author — Freelance
Covers:  Health, science, psychological aspects of current affairs, politics & news, justice & court cases, almost anything that's interesting
Doesn't Cover: Knitting patterns, Kardashians, and anything that would fit on Twitter

160 characters wouldn't even do yesterday

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Detailed bio in my Linked-In profile, which you may find surprisingly interesting. Qualified scientist, medical doctor, psychiatrist, & academic, with experience in many fields & countries. Have been publishing in Britain, America, South Africa, etc since the early 1960's. ( not a type...

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@cybershrinkSA — 7 followers, 8 tweets

Jul 27, 2017

My answer to @MuckRack Daily's trivia question: Steptoe and SOn

Jun 12, 2017

My answer to @MuckRack Daily's trivia question: He's a pilot, working on some flights with the national airline KLM

Feb 02, 2017

@verashni Kudos on your piece on Zuma's silence on the Medical Marikana of the 94 dead innocents, crocodile tears over pop singers

What was your first job as a journalist?

School magazine, then free-lancing in London

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Of course : I'm a dinosaur who started writing when there were no computers.

How is social media changing news?

By blurring the margins of genuine news, with a flood of "celebrity" gossip , pseudo-news, & fluff