Through a gift from the Rev. James B. Simpson, the School of Communication (SOC) at American University provides graduate fellowships to direct the Simpson website. The database currently houses almost 3,000 quotations and is updated regularly to reflect a variety of quotations from a wide range of sources, including news talk shows, pop culture events, social media, and recently published books and magazines.
American University offers the James B. Simpson Fellowship to graduate students. Qualified candidates should: have an understanding of the importance of quotations in contemporary communication; have a vision for how the quotations and the site can be leveraged to enhance the School of Communication; have editing, writing, new media, and HTML experience; and have the ability to manage and update the website. To be eligible, applicants must: have applied and been accepted to the MA in journalism and public affairs; be enrolled full-time (9 credits or more); and be a US citizen or permanent resident. Dollar amounts will vary.