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Out on Assignment: Newspaper Women and the Making of Modern Public Space

Alice Fahs


This book illuminates the lives and writings of a lost world of women who wrote for major metropolitan newspapers at the start of the twentieth century. Using archival research, it unearths a richly networked community of female journalists drawn by the hundreds to major cities—especially New York—from all parts of the United States. Newspaper women were part of a wave of women seeking new, independent, urban lives, but they struggled to obtain the newspaper work of their dreams. Although some female journalists embraced more adventurous reporting, including stunt work and undercover assignmen ... More

Keywords: metropolitan newspapers, female journalists, New York, reporting, stunt work, undercover assignments, women's page, celebrity interviews, advice columns, suffrage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807834961
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869031_fahs


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alice Fahs, author