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2003
336 pages
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Taking Their Place
A Documentary History of Women and Journalism

second edition

Maurine H. Beasley
University of Maryland

Sheila J. Gibbons
Communication Research Associates, Inc.

 

CONTENTS (brief)

For a detailed table of contents, please click on this text line.

Preface

Introduction

Part I: Reaching a Young Nation

1. Colonial Era

2. Early Political Journalism

3. Reform Periodicals

4. Foreign Correspondence

Part II: Voicing Women's Experience

5. Ladies' Periodicals

6. Suffrage Newspapers

7. Newspaper Correspondence

Part III: Making a Place in Spite of Obstacles

8. Pioneer African-American Journalists

9. Stunt Reporters and Sob Sisters

10. Investigative Reporting

11. Metropolitan Journalism

12. War Correspondence

13. Politics and Political Commentary

14 Advocates of Social Justice

Part IV: Seeking Empowerment

15. Newspaper Families

16. Early Days in Broadcasting

17. Women's Pages

18. Development of Alternative Media

19. Women's Magazines

20. Challenges to Mass Media

Part V: Envisioning Greater Opportunity

21. Modern Diplomatic and War Correspondence

22. Women Journalists of Color

23. Women in Journalism Today

24. Toward Nonstereotypical News Coverage

Additional Resources

Timeline

Index

CONTENTS (detailed)

Preface

Introduction

Part I: Reaching a Young Nation

1. Colonial Era

Elizabeth Timothy

From Subscribers' Notice, South-Carolina Gazette (1739)

Subscribers' Notice, South-Carolina Gazette (1743)

From Women born to be controul'd and Response, South-Carolina Gazette (1743)

Mary Katherine Goddard

From Petition to the U.S. Senate (1790)

2. Early Political Journalism

Anne Royall

Editorial, Paul Pry (1836)

Farewell, The Huntress (1854)

3. Reform Periodicals

Jane G. Swisshelm

From Half a Century (1880)

Amelia Bloomer

Editorial, The Lily (1849)

Editorial, The Lily (1850)

4. Foreign Correspondence

Margaret Fuller

From Letter XXXIII, New York Tribune (1849)

Part II: Voicing Women's Experience

5. Ladies' Periodicals

Sarah J. Hale

Editor's Table, Godey's Lady's Book (1853)

6. Suffrage Newspapers

The Revolution

Infanticide and Prostitution, by Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1868)

Woman's Journal

Salutatory, by Julia Ward Howe (1870)

7. Newspaper Correspondence

Sara Willis Parton ("Fanny Fern")

Summer Travel, New York Ledger (1856)

Mary Clemmer Ames

From A Woman's Letter from Washington, Independent (1878)

Sara Clarke Lippincott ("Grace Greenwood")

From Washington Notes, The New York Times (1873)

From The New Order of Things: From Our Special Correspondent, The New York Times (1877)

Part III: Making a Place in Spite of Obstacles

8. Pioneer African-American Journalists

Lucy Wilmot Smith

Some Female Writers of the Negro Race, The Journalist (1889)

Ida Wells-Barnett

From Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases: The Offense (1892)

9. Stunt Reporters and Sob Sisters

Elizabeth Cochrane ("Nellie Bly")

From From Jersey Back to Jersey, New York World (1890)

Winifred Black Bonfils ("Annie Laurie")

Corpse-Laden Waters Lit by Funeral Pyres: Winifred Black Crosses the Dismal Bay of Death to the Desolate City of Disaster, San Francisco Examiner (1900)

10. Investigative Reporting

Ida M. Tarbell

From All in the Day's Work: Muckraker or Historian? (1939)

11. Metropolitan Journalism

Ishbel Ross

From Ladies of the Press: Front-Page Girl (1936)

12. War Correspondence

Rheta Childe Dorr

From Inside the Russian Revolution: To the Front with Botchkareva (1917)

Margaret Bourke-White

From Purple Heart Valley (1944)

Marguerite Higgins

33,000 Dachau Captives Freed by 7th Army, Herald Tribune (1945)

Ann Stringer

Frau Himmler Maintains She Is Still Proud of Her Husband, United Press (1945)

13. Politics and Political Commentary

Eleanor Roosevelt

From First White House Press Conference (1933)

From A World War II Press Conference (1942)

Ruby A. Black

From Covering Mrs. Roosevelt, The Matrix (1933)

Anne O'Hare McCormick

Abroad: Bulldozer and the Woman with a Broom, The New York Times (1945)

Hazel Brannon Smith

Senseless Killing, Lexington Advertiser (1963)

14. Advocates of Social Justice

Lucile H. Bluford

From Interview with Lucile H. Bluford, by Fern Ingersoll (1989)

Marvel Cooke

From Interview with Marvel Cooke, by Kathleen Currie (1989)

Part IV: Seeking Empowerment

15. Newspaper Families

Eleanor "Cissy" Patterson

Red-Headed Doll, by Vade Ward Marcantonio (1966)

Agnes E. Meyer

From Rio Grande Problem: Migrant Mexican and Anglo Labor, The Washington Post (1946)

Katharine Graham

From Personal History (1997)

16. Early Days in Broadcasting

Ruth Crane Schaefer

From Interview with Ruth Crane Schaefer, by Pat Mower (1975)

17. Women's Pages

Early Women's Pages

The Inside of a Newspaper Should Be Like the Inside of a Home, by Carl W. Ackerman (1949)

Redefining Women's Pages

From Interview with Vivian Castleberry, by Anne Kasper (1989)

Current Thinking on Women-Directed Content

18. Development of Alternative Media

Media Coverage of the Women's Movement

Rise of a Women's Liberation Press

From The Politics of Women's Liberation, by Jo Freeman (1976)

Statement of Purpose, off our backs, by Nancy Ferro, Coletta Reid Holcomb and Marilyn Saltzman-Webb (1970

A Personal Report from Ms., by the Ms. Staff (1972)

Principles of Feminist Journalism

Female Journalism Is Something Different, by Donna Allen and Martha Leslie Allen (1976)

19. Women's Magazines

Changes in Traditional Women's Magazines

From Women's Magazines in the Sixties, by Nora Magid (1970)

From Occupying the Ladies' Home Journal: My First Hurrah, by Vivien Leone (1970)

From What Do Women Want—in a Magazine? by Ellen Levine, Pat Miller, Nancy Lindemeyer and Dena Vane (1989)

Women's Magazines Today

20. Challenges to Mass Media

Challenges in Press Organizations

From Front Row at the White House, by Helen Thomas (1999)

Challenges in Print Media

From EEOC Findings of Sexual Discrimination at The Washington Post (1974)

From Plaintiff's Press Release: Boylan et al. v. New York Times (1977)

How to Conduct Your Own Survey of Your Newspaper's Front Page, Media Watch: Women and Men and the American Society of Newspaper Editors (1990)

Challenges in Broadcasting

From Petition to Deny WABC-TV License Renewal, National Organization for Women (1972)

From 1991 MediaWatch Recommendations (1991)

Challenges Today

Part V: Envisioning Greater Opportunity

21. Modern Diplomatic and War Correspondence

Reporting from Southeast Asia

From Waiting for Prime Time: The Women of Television News, by Marlene Sanders (1988)

Reporting from the Persian Gulf

From Interview with Molly Moore (1993)

From Women Covering the War, IWMF/NPC Panel Discussion (1991)

Risks and Rewards for Women Writing about War

22. Women Journalists of Color

Segregation and Discrimination

From Interview with Ethel Payne, by Kathleen Currie (1987)

Equal Opportunity and Tokenism

From Volunteer Slavery: My Authentic Negro Experience, by Jill Nelson (1986)

From Minority Women: Ephemeral Figures in the Press, by Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte (2000)

23. Women in Journalism Today

Breaking Down Gender-Based Assignment Patterns

From The Only Girl on the Road, by Joan Snyder (1988)

From My Three Years Covering the Redskins, by Christine Brennan (1988)

Women Journalists Abroad

24. Toward Nonstereotypical News Coverage

Changes in Media Portrayals of Women

Avoiding Sexist Portrayals

Ten Guidelines for the Treatment of Women in the Media, The IWY Commission (1975)

Sexism, USA Today Style Guide (1990)

Suggestions for Reporting of Sexual Assault Cases, Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (1986)

The Future

Additional Resources

Timeline

Index

copyright © 2003 by Maurine H. Beasley and Sheila J. Gibbons.

 

 

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