Regional Journalists: How Newspapers Make a Region

Jerry Perkins, Senior Journalist for the Des Moines Register, gave a talk entitled "Regional Journalists: How Newspapers Make a Region" on Thursday, November 9, 2000 at 3:00 p.m. in Charter Hall 225 on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University.

Jerry Perkins is Farm Editor fo the Des Moines Register, a position he has held since June, 1993. He was a reporter at the Register from 1978 to 1988 and was an agribusiness writer from 1982 to 1988. He was Public Affairs Director of the Iowa Corn Growers Association - Iowa Corn Promotion Board from 1988 to 1993, and managed the Russian-American Agribusiness Center in Stavropol, Russia, from May to December, 1992 while on a leave of absence from the Corn Growers. He is a native of Des Moines, Iowa, graduated from George Washington University in 1970 and spent two years in the Peace Corps from 1970 to 1972, serving in Panama and Nicaragua. He and his wife, Peggy, have three sons and live in Des Moines, Iowa.

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