Undaunted : how women changed American journalism /

"Undaunted is a representative history of the American women who surmounted every impediment put in their way to do journalism’s most valued work. From Margaret Fuller’s improbable success to the highly paid reporters of the mid-nineteenth century to the breakthrough investigative triumphs of N...

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Main Author: Kroeger, Brooke, 1949- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2023.
Edition:First edition.
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264 1 |a New York :  |b Alfred A. Knopf,  |c 2023. 
300 |a xiii, 568 pages :  |b illustrations ;  |c 25 cm 
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500 |a "This is a Borzoi Book"--Title page verso. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-538) and index. 
520 |a "Undaunted is a representative history of the American women who surmounted every impediment put in their way to do journalism’s most valued work. From Margaret Fuller’s improbable success to the highly paid reporters of the mid-nineteenth century to the breakthrough investigative triumphs of Nellie Bly, Ida Tarbell, and Ida B. Wells, Brooke Kroeger examines the lives of the best-remembered and long-forgotten woman journalists. She explores the careers of standout woman reporters who covered the major news stories and every conflict at home and abroad since before the Civil War, and she celebrates those exceptional careers up to the present, including those of Martha Gellhorn, Rachel Carson, Janet Malcolm, Joan Didion, Cokie Roberts, and Charlayne Hunter-Gault. As Kroeger chronicles the lives of journalists and newsroom leaders in every medium, a larger story develops: the nearly two-centuries-old struggle for women’s rights. Here as well is the collective fight for equity from the gentle stirrings of the late 1800s through the legal battles of the 1970s to the #MeToo movement and today’s racial and gender disparities. Undaunted unveils the huge and singular impact women have had on a vital profession still dominated by men."--Publisher's website 
505 0 |a Part one: First wave, 1840s-1880s. The asterisk -- The she lot -- Part two: Experts, stunts, sobs, front pages, and Amazons, 1880s-1920s. The breakout -- From Cuba to the Far East -- New thought -- Janus-faced -- Part three: Global crises, 1930s-1940s. Practice war -- Depressionistas -- Home front -- Sidebars -- Part four: Advances and setbacks, 1950s-1970s. Bridges -- Foment -- Supernovas -- Vietnam -- Collective action -- Star Power -- Part five: Realignment, 1980s-1990s. Not quite -- Power coupling -- Moving up -- Moving on -- Part six: State of play, 2000s-early 2020s. Assessment -- The more things change -- Epilogue: #MeToo, you, too. 
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