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PODCAST: Journalism History – Brooke Kroeger with Nick Hirshon on Nellie Bly

“… all before she was 25.” continue reading

VIDEO: “Front Pages, Front Lines” Presentation to the Commission on the Status of Women, AEJMC, November 19, 2020

          Authors of the book, Front Pages Front Lines: Media and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage made brief presentations of their respective chapters at a Zoom session of the AEJMC’s Commission on the Status of Women, Nov. … continue reading

PODCAST: ABC [Australia] Radio: “Nightlife: This Week in History: Nellie Bly

“Indira Naioo is joined by biographer Brooke Kroeger who beautifully reveals the background and accomplishments by this pioneer, investigative journalist, business leader and inventor.” continue reading

PODCAST: TransAtlantic History Ramblings: Nellie Bly The Woman, the Legend with Award-Winning Author Brooke Kroeger

 

ARTICLE: National Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission Suff Buffs Blog: Should We Care What the Men Did?

“Imagine what it must have meant for “the thinking men of our country, the brains of our colleges, of commerce and literature,” in suffrage leader Carrie Chapman Catt’s phrase, to involve themselves with such gusto in a campaign designed to dilute their preeminence at the ballot box.” continue reading

NOTICE, ARTICLES: American Journalism Special Issue: “Women’s Suffrage and the Media,” Spring 2019

No. 36, Issue 1 Spring 2019 American Journalism: A journal of media history Brooke Kroeger was the instigator of “Suffrage and the Media” the 2019 Special Issue of American Journalism, devoted to new research about the suffrage movement and its … continue reading

ARTICLE: Timeline: The Little-Known Story of the Men Who Fought for Women’s Votes

“From a contemporary standpoint, it is remarkable to consider that 100 years ago, these prominent men not only gave their names to the cause of women’s rights or called in the odd favor, but invested in the fight.” continue reading

ARTICLE: Zocalo Public Square: How The Suffragists Used a Few Good Men to Help Get the Vote – Brooke Kroeger

Only Eastman pondered the emotional forces that had been at play for him. “There was nothing harder for a man with my mamma’s-boy complex to do than stand up and be counted as a ‘male suffragette,’” he later wrote. Such passionate engagement with a women’s cause not only signified an assertion of his manhood, he explained, “but that I had passed beyond the need for asserting it.” continue reading

ARTICLE: New York Daily News Guest Columnist: Women’s Partners in Making History: The Men Who Help Power Progress

“All of this should remind us that the flip-side of outrage or protest is a vision of what should exist in its stead. An important lesson of suffrage is that men’s support, both in and outside legislatures, is essential to correcting the gender inequalities that still fester. As Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, put it this summer, ‘Men have to endorse the project as much as women.'” continue reading

ARTICLE: Town & Country: A New Book Pays Tribute to the Society Women Who Paved the Way for Suffrage

“Immortalized in bronze on a statehouse plaque are 83 veterans of the New York State women’s suffrage campaign—and nearly one fifth of those names also appear in the 1917 Social Register.” continue reading

ARTICLE: “Wise vs. Silverman, or New York’s Historic Women’s Suffrage Rabbinical Smack-Down” – Tablet Magazine

“Part of the little-known women’s history that is men’s history, too. As civic-minded New Yorkers, as major religious leaders . . . became key figures on opposing sides.” continue reading

ARTICLE: The Gotham Center for New York City History: The Men Who Helped Women Get the Vote

“From a contemporary standpoint, it is remarkable to consider that one hundred years ago, these prominent men — highly respected and influential, their exploits chronicled regularly in the national media — not only gave their names to the cause of women’s rights or called in the odd favor, but rather invested in the fight.” continue reading

ARTICLE: Gotham Center for New York City History: “When the Editorial Elite Threw Their Fedoras Into the Ring for Women’s Rights” – Brooke Kroeger

“These men of the press did not stay out of the fray. They stood up, spoke up, and acted up. They took sides to help right a wrong. They were prescient about the course history was poised to take, indeed, needed to take, and they helped history to take it.” continue reading

ARTICLE: Gotham Center for New York City History: “When the Suffrage Movement Got Its Makeover On” by Brooke Kroeger

“Bly’s point was this: intellectual or not, for a woman, neglect of appearance is a weakness, not a strength. “And in working for a cause,” she went on, “I think it is wise to show the men that its influence does not make woman any the less attractive.” Even more to the point, she said, “Dress is a great weapon in the hands of a woman if rightly applied. It is a weapon men lack, so women should make the most of it. Why not use the powerful means of pretty clothes?” continue reading

ARTICLE: The American Scholar: “Metropolis Rising: How the Big Apple Took Its Place Among the World’s Great Cities” (Review of Greater Gotham by Mike Wallace)

“…A brightly hued kaleidoscope of themes, facts, stories, and characters. Every turn of the cylinder rearranges the shiny bits into new configurations, fresh ways to consider the blink-of-an-eye transformation of New York City into an “imperial metropolis.” continue reading

ARTICLE: The Good Men Project: “They Remembered the Ladies and Did Much More Than That”

By Brooke Kroeger June 7, 2017 This post can be viewed on the Good Men Project site or on the post’s page here on this site. They Remembered the Ladies and did Much More Than That –      

ARTICLE: Re-Dating History

Re-DATING HISTORY This panel presentation of October 2014 was published in essay form in American Journalism, Vol. 32, Iss. 4, December 9, 2015 Brooke Kroeger, New York University [from a panel presentation, AJHA, 9 October 2014, Minneapolis MN] Kate Bolick is … continue reading

ARTICLE: IRE Journal – “Undercover Reporting: An American Tradition”

“The point is, undercover reporting has continued, ethical conundrums and all, in a steady and uninterrupted flow since at least the 1840s. . . ” continue reading

REVIEW: Jhistory via H-NET, “Undercover Reporting: The Truth About Deception”

” . . . this book is a treasure for the wide variety of material that it has unearthed and made available. . . . ” continue reading

REVIEW: CommPilings (Annenberg School for Communication Library) “Undercover Reporting Database”

“This is a really interesting resource. Kuds to the NYU Libraries for getting the database to this point and for its future development.” continue reading

WNYC’s Ups and Downs with Collaborations, Digital Push, Quadrupling Newsroom

“Now comes an independent 55-page “warts-and-all report,” which WNYC commissioned me to do at Revson’s behest, . . . .” continue reading

ARTICLE: “Journalists Go Undercover to Report on Slavery”

“Telling true stories about slavery often requires the use of surreptitious techniques.” continue reading

REVIEW: International Journalists’ Network: “Finding Hidden Gems in the Undercover Reporting Database”

” . . . a vital history of muckraking in the US. . . . ” continue reading

ARTICLE: “Why Surreptitiousness Works”

An argument for a restoration of honor and legitimacy to the discomfiting techniques of undercover reporting. continue reading

ARTICLE: “Anatomy of the Great Banana-Smoking Hoax of 1967”

Conflicting accounts still circulate as to how the Banana-Peel Smoking Hoax of 1967 got started and who reported it first. continue reading

ARTICLE: NiemanReports: “Newsroom to Classroom: Books as a Thread of Connection”

With a forthcoming book about undercover reporting, her fourth, a j-school professor keeps her focus on familiar topics. continue reading

ARTICLE: BBQ Nation: “Ribs and Ritual in Kansas City”

For a native of Kansas City, only one kind of barbecue will satisfy. continue reading

PODCAST: “Brooke Kroeger on James O’Keefe and Undercover Reporting”: A CJR Podcast

“Is James O’Keefe a journalist? Does it matter?” continue reading

EVENT, POST: “Reporting on People: The Biographical Imperative”

“. . . it is, in my view, a terrible mistake in biography to add the overlay of ideology or trendy psychological analysis and interpretation, so dependent on fashion, school of psychological thought, historical moment, or societal more. It only serves to date the work.” continue reading

ARTICLE: Redefining Writing: New Models in Journalistic Practice

  “Redefining Writing: New Models of Journalistic Practice” By Brooke Kroeger New York University[i] August 2006 Adapted from a panel presentation at the AEJMC convention in San Francisco, 2 August 2006     ABSTRACT: With all the current emphasis on media … continue reading

“When a Dissertation Makes a Difference'”

Profile of Professor Devah Pager and her prisoner studies. continue reading

ARTICLE: “Journalism with a Scholar’s Intent”

Journalism with a scholar’s intent, if not a scholar’s schedule. continue reading

REVIEW: LOS ANGELES TIMES – Hiding in Plain Sight

Review of Nella Larsen’s Passing: A Novel continue reading

ARTICLE – NY TIMES: “When Applause Isn’t Welcome”

Meet the classical music-goers as “applaudience.” continue reading

ARTICLE: LA TIMES: “No Girls Allowed”

Review of Nancy Caldwell Sorel’s The Women Who Wrote the War continue reading

ARTICLE: PROLOGUE-NATIONAL ARCHIVES -“Nellie Bly: She Did It All”

What emerged from the National Archives in the research for a biography of Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman, aka Nellie Bly. continue reading

ARTICLE: NEW WOMAN–“My Bombshell Mom”

“Which is harder: living in the shadow of a beautiful mother or watching her beauty disappear?” continue reading

ARTICLE: WORKING WOMAN “The Road Less Rewarded”

“As Professions Become Female-Dominated, Status and Pay Seem to Slip. Now Researchers Are Asking Why and Turning Up Some Surprising Conclusions.” continue reading

REVIEW; AMERICAN JOURNALISM – Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist

“Kroeger tells this story briskly and thoroughly. Her work is both a good read and an important historical rescue mission.” continue reading

ARTICLE, SPEECH: FREEDOM FORUM – Nellie Bly’s Forgotten Sisters

   Speech to Fellows of The Freedom Forum Media Studies Center (and at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.) NELLIE BLY’S FORGOTTEN SISTERS: Recovering the Long-Lost History of Women in Journalism September 22, 1993 Brooke Kroeger bk-freedomforum-sisters Listen to this list of … continue reading

ARTICLE: AVENUE – “Against All Odds: Three Fledgling Businesses Brave the Recession”

Businesses that successfully bucked the recession in the early 1990s. continue reading

ARTICLE: AVENUE – “Small Successes Yield Big Returns”

With training and loans, women in Honduras are transforming their microenterprises into profitable businesses. continue reading

ARTICLE: AVENUE: “Back to the Futurists: On a clear day, they can see tomorrow.”

What the futurists predicted was ahead at the start of the 1990s. continue reading

ARTICLE: MIRABELLA – “AIDS and the Girl Next Door”

” What, besides impending death, did she have in common with convicts and heroin addicts?” continue reading

ARTICLE: MIRABELLA – “Power Divorce”

“High-earning, professional women are the big losers in the divorce courts.” continue reading

ARTICLE: NEW YORK TIMES – “Among the Fresh A Dweeb Is at a Loss”

Teenage slang in 1989. continue reading

ARTICLE: NEW YORK TIMES – “New Frontiers: Divorced but Friends”

Divorced but still together–sort of. continue reading

ARTICLE: NEWSDAY – “Viewpoint: The New York Newsday Interview with Stella Shindler. She Checks Out Heartbreak Hotels”

Q & A with Stella Shindler. continue reading

ARTICLE: NEW YORK TIMES – “Funds on the Defensive”

Mutual funds in the aftermath of the crash of 1987. continue reading

ARTICLE: NEWSDAY- “Viewpoint: The New York Newsday Interview with Mariana Leighton: Learning How the Other Half Lives”

Q&A with Mariana Leighton. continue reading

ARTICLE: NEW YORK WOMAN -“Tough Assignment”

“When her doctor diagnosed breast cancer, this veteran reporter stumbled into the story of her life.” continue reading

ARTICLE: NEW YORK TIMES – “Letting the Services Come to You — At Home”

What personal services can a person order up at home? continue reading

ARTICLE: NEW YORK TIMES – “Raising a Million for ‘Les Mis’ ”

How a psychologist and a professor got a major insurance company to raise more than a million dollars for the Broadway production of “Les Mis.” continue reading

ARTICLE: NEW YORK WOMAN – “One Woman’s Odyssey: 47th Street”

In New York’s diamond district. continue reading

ARTICLE: NY TIMES: “Feeling Poor on $600,000 a Year”

The young New York investment bankers with staggering $600,000-a-year incomes are not rich and may never be. continue reading

ARTICLE: NEW YORK WOMAN – “Heavy Duty”

At the docks with a longshorewoman. continue reading

ARTICLE: NEW YORK WOMAN – “Women Who Do Nothing: Often there’s more to them than meets the eye”

How the women of leisure not only spend their days but think about them. continue reading

ARTICLE: NEWSDAY – “Poster Man: City Framing Me: NYCLU Asking If Rights Are Violated”

The someone putting up incendiary posters all over New York. continue reading

ARTICLE: NEWSDAY – “A Limited Consensus for Women”

Outcome: The 1985 U.N. Decade of Women conference in Nairobi. continue reading

ARTICLE: NEWSDAY -“A Global Problem in One Village”

“While international groups debate family-planning policy, women in a Kenyan village consider their choices. Debate and Reality in Kenya” continue reading

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