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Author Bradley, Patricia, 1941-

Title Women and the press : the struggle for equality / Patricia Bradley ; foreword by Gail Collins
Published Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, [2005]


Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 355 pages)
Series Medill School of Journalism. Visions of the American press
Visions of the American press.
Contents "Are not women born as free as men?" -- The rise of the professional writer -- The legacy of reform -- The strains on sisterhood -- Domesticity and all its imperatives -- Negotiating the newsroom -- Negotiating the nation -- Finding a place -- The second wave -- Making a difference
Summary "When Abigail Adams made her famous plea to John Adams to "remember the ladies," the role of advocacy on behalf of U.S. gender equality began its rocky and still uncompleted journey. In Women and the Press, Patricia Bradley examines the tensions that have arisen over the course of this journey as they relate to women in journalism. From their first entrance into the commercial press as sentimental writers, to the present day, the call for gender equality has had special meaning for female journalists. Is there a role, a responsibility, for advocacy, even subversion, in a newsroom setting? This is an account of how women in journalism sought to integrate the need for gender equality with the realities of the journalistic workplace"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-329) and index
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Subject Women in journalism -- United States -- History
Women journalists -- United States -- History
Women's studies.
women's studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- LGBTQ+ Studies -- General.
Women in journalism
Gender equality.
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Collins, Gail, author of introduction, etc.
LC no. 2005018736
ISBN 9780810162327