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Nellie Bly was an American journalist known best for writing an in depth expose on abuses taking place in an asylum. While writing this piece, Bly went undercover as a resident to better understand the inner workings of her subject. Her consummate approach to storytelling earned her a name among the ranks of famous muckrakers […]

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Since its establishment in 1957 George Mason University has accumulated a long list of notable alumni. Among them is Hala Gorani anchor and correspondent for CNN International. Throughout her career she has created a name for herself, and has become one of the most iconic women in the media in the 21st century. Hala Gorani […]

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In A History Of News by author Mitchell Stephens there is mention of a woman named Elizabeth Timothy in the chronology. In the year 1738 she became the first woman to publish a newspaper in America. That newspaper was the South Carolina Gazette. This came to be after her husband Louis Timothee passed away. After […]

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Ethel L. Payne (1911-1991) is known from the Civil Rights Era. Payne was an African-American journalist, Civil Rights leader, educator and publisher. While working at an Army special services club in Japan, Payne was discovered as a writer. Allowing a reporter from the Chicago Defender to read her journal about her experiences and those of African-American […]

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Margaret Fuller: first true feminist

Posted by: | November 20, 2014 | No Comment |

http://danassays.wordpress.com/encyclopedia-of-the-essay/fuller-margaret/ America’s first true feminist, Margaret Fuller holds a distinctive place in the cultural life of the American Renaissance. Transcendentalist, literary critic, editor, journalist, teacher, and political activist, ultimately turned revolutionary, she numbered among her close friends the intellectual prime movers of the day: Emerson, Thoreau, the Peabody sisters, the Alcotts, Horace Greeley, Carlyle, and […]

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Nellie Bly: The stunt-reporter

Posted by: | October 25, 2014 | No Comment |

Nellie Bly, pen name of Elizabeth Jane Cochrane, was an American journalist who launched a new kind of investigative journalism. She broke the record of Jules Verne’s fictional character Phileas Fogg from “Around the World in 80 Days” by famously globe-trotting, at 25 and unchaperoned, in 72 days. Bly also faked insanity for an undercover assignment […]

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Harassment of women journalists online

Posted by: | September 29, 2014 | No Comment |

Harassing women online has always existed. However, it has gotten significantly worse in the past few months. http://www.egmnow.com/articles/news/pax-east-exposing-the-harassment-female-gamers-receive-online/ According to the Huffington Post, someone with the username “headlessfemalepig” was tweeting many women journalists on twitter. Though the twitter account was deleted ASAP, many journalists noted the tweets. Some tweets were as followed: “I am 36 […]

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Elizabeth Timothy: Who?

Posted by: | September 7, 2014 | No Comment |

Photo Courtesy of Metmuseum.org Have you ever heard of Elizabeth Timothy? I had not heard of her before last week. But I am sure we all have definitely heard of Johannes Gutenberg. According to Mitchell Stephens (2007), in 1738 “Elizabeth Timothy becomes the first woman to publish a newspaper in America—the South Carolina Gazette in […]

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Women are a popular topic in the upcoming 2012 election. Looking at the role women have historically played in the media  and the role they are fulfilling today can bring us perspective on how the media can influence public opinion, especially with issues concerning women. The media, especially during election season, can have a huge impact on opinion, […]

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“We Can Do It.”

Posted by: | November 24, 2010 | No Comment |

Rosie the Riveter is a well-known American icon.  Known as a feminist icon, Rosie represented American women who worked during World War II. The women represented by Rosie the Riveter worked in factories and manufacturing plants that produced munitions and war supplies.  These women sometimes took an entirely new job, in order to replace the jobs that […]

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Can a woman do it like a man?

Posted by: | November 9, 2010 | 1 Comment |

Sexism, stereotypes, sports.  A woman reporting the news?  She’s a go-getter.  A woman reporting the sports? She’s incapable.  Can she do it?  Many men think not.  Here are a few examples of women who overcome the divide between women and sports. Erin Andrews: In 2000, Andrews became a freelance reporter with FSN Florida.  In 2001, […]

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I can see your ‘Bloomer’s!

Posted by: | October 18, 2010 | No Comment |

Amelia Jenks Bloomer was born in 1818, in Homer, New York.  She was a teacher, who married a lawyer named Dexter Bloomer.  He had a paper called The Seneca Falls Courier, for which he encouraged Amelia to write articles. She wrote articles in support of women’s rights and prohibition.  She joined several temperance groups and […]

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