Brooke Kroeger is a journalist, author of five books, a professor of journalism at the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and director of its MA unit, Global and Joint Program Studies, which she founded in 2007. The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote, is her latest.
Her previous book, Undercover Reporting: The Truth About Deception (2012), has a companion online database at undercoverreporting.org. She is also the author of the 1994 Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist; Fannie: The Talent for Success of Writer Fannie Hurst (1994); and Passing: When People Can’t Be Who They Are (2003.)
Major digital projects include the multimedia-cum-database site, Women’s Suffrage and the Media, in collaboration with American Journalism: A Journal of Media History; a major independent report on WNYC’s digital transformation from 2010-13, Blowing Minds: The Rise of Underground Comix and the Alternative Press (1965-72) about the life and times of the East Village Other; Primary Sources, an archive of significant journalism-related conversations with major figures, produced on video; and, in collaboration with other NYU Journalism colleagues and the New York Times, the Local East Village (2009-2013), and from June 2013, Bedford + Bowery with New York Magazine.
Her work is archived on the Articles link this site, brookekroeger.com, where you can also find reviews, notices, and features about her books. In her earlier career, she served as UN Correspondent for Newsday and as a deputy metropolitan editor for New York Newsday. For United Press International in its Scripps Howard days, she had postings in Chicago, Brussels, London and Tel Aviv, where she was bureau chief for three years before returning to London as the agency’s chief editor for its Europe, the Middle East, and Africa division. At NYU, she served two terms, from 2005 to 2011, as chair and director of NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
She is a Senior Fellow of the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University.
She can be reached by email at brooke [dot] kroeger [at] nyu [dot] edu and on Twitter as @brookekroeger
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The Suffragents won the Gold Medal in US History in the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards competition.
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Upcoming in 2018: April 22: Nassau County Historical Society at the Jericho Public Library. April 29: St. George’s School Women’s Leadership Group May 12: East Hampton Library’s Tom Twomey Series (interviewing NY Times media columnist, Jim Rutenberg) May 20: Women’s Suffrage and NYC: A Centennial Celebration Symposium: Bronx Historical Society and Woodlawn Cemetery June 14: Roosevelt Island Historical Society. July 7 East Hampton Library’s Tom Twomey Series (hosting with Sara Davison the garden author and expert Charlotte M. Frieze) : August 4: Shelter Island Historical Society.