Women in American Journalism

Women in American Journalism

A New History

Paperback - 2008
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Jan Whitt tells the stories of women who have been overlooked in journalism history, offering an important corrective to scholarship that narrowly focuses on the deeds of men like Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst. She explores the lives of women reporters who achieved significant historical recognition, such as Ida Tarbell and Ida Wells-Barnett, as well as literary authors such as Joan Didion, Susan Orlean, Willa Cather, and Eudora Welty, whose work blends influences from both journalism and literature. This study shows how numerous women broadened the editorial scope of newspapers and journals, transformed women's professional roles, used journalism as a training ground for major literary works, and led breakthroughs in lesbian and alternative presses.
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2008.
ISBN: 9780252033544
025203354X
9780252075568
0252075560
Characteristics: xviii, 189 p. ; 24 cm.

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