Kirkus Reviews: The Suffragents

“A vigorous, readable revisitation of the events of a century and more ago but with plenty of subtle lessons in the book for modern-day civil rights activists, too.” continue reading

Foreword Reviews: The Suffragents

“The Suffragents is the product of formidable research. It’s a fresh contribution in which the big picture is composed of a vast mosaic of forgotten facts” and “adds an original and welcome new dimension to the field of women’s studies.” continue reading

As Ashton Kutcher Takes on Gender Inequity, Some Well-Meant Advice

“It seems like you want to be counted, Ashton Kutcher. If so, a salute! How much further will you go?” continue reading

“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

Attorney Gilbert Roe in 1914 and the 15 Ways NY Laws Discriminated Against Women

Check out this pamphlet (there’s a post about it at suffrageandthemedia.org and a copy of the actual pamphlet is below). It was the published version of a 1914 address by the New York attorney, Gilbert E. Roe, enumerating the 15 ways the … continue reading

The Women’s Suffrage Baseball “Fan” Offensive of May 18, 1915: Chicago Cubs vs. New York Giants

June 29, 2017 In the run-up to the November 1915 vote on the women’s suffrage referendum in New York State, the suffrage movement went after men of all classes, wherever they happened to congregate, and especially where support was likely … continue reading

Of Men and Their Legs, Now and Then

“My Suffragents were a force of thousands of men who supported the right of women to vote in England, the United States, and much of the developed world. They, too, were willing to risk some performance art.” continue reading

Suffrage in the Media 1915: Six Full Pages in the New York Times

Just posted at suffrageandthemedia.org: Early in 1915, the New York State Legislature voted at last to support putting forward to the electorate a referendum on a change in the state constitution that would give women the vote. That Valentine’s Day, … continue reading

Of Women, Journalists, Suffragists, and the Titanic

Bustle today posted an excellent roundup of the debate that raged in 1912 over the disproportionate number of men who died when the Titanic sunk on its first voyage 105 years ago. My new book adds a bit more, included for several reasons: because of … continue reading

Launch Day! Suffrageandthemedia.org

  It’s June 12, 2017 and for posterity, here is a screenshot of how our new database and resource site, SuffrageandtheMedia.org, appeared on launch day:   This project came together in record time. Exactly three months ago, at the JJCHCNYC, … continue reading

The Corner Bookstore NYC, September 11, Nellie Bly, and The Suffragents

June 8, 2017 The Corner Bookstore at 93rd and Madison Avenue, New York City, confirmed today an event for The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote at 6pm on Monday, September 11. This is especially meaningful and not just … continue reading

The Press Release from SUNY Press for THE SUFFRAGENTS

“THE SUFFRAGENTS begs for a resurgence of the ideals of the Men’s League—a renewed effort to serve and protect wives, sisters, mothers, and lovers just as New York’s powerbrokers stood beside them a hundred years ago.” continue reading

Brand New Books on Women’s Suffrage Now and in the Near and Little Further Offing

New books on women’s suffrage, now or in the near offing, from Angela P. Dodson; Johanna Neuman; Susan Goodier and Karen Pastorello; and Brooke Kroeger and in time for the 2020 national suffrage centennial, Ann Pachette and Ellen Carol DuBois. Christoph Irmscher’s new biography of Max Eastman includes Eastman’s insider view of the movement’s final decade. continue reading

Remembering Mae Groot Manson (and Thomas L. Manson, too)

On June 1, 2017, the Village of East Hampton unveiled a new historical marker to honor the most outstanding suffragist on the East End of Long Island, Mae F. Groot Manson, a wife and mother of three. The Mansons were … continue reading

100-Plus of the Men Who Proudly Called Themselves Suffragists

. . . Men who “had come forward and unhesitatingly proclaimed their views,” not as politicians or courters of public opinion but as men “who seem impelled by the duty of a just cause.” continue reading

They Remembered the Ladies and Did Much More Than That

“There is still work to be done and hard work. We men can make it easier and happier work if we join in it, and no longer stand aside, as too many men have done, leaving the women to toil and struggle, making up in vital energy what they lack in political power.” continue reading

The Ecstasy Factor – Address to the NYU College of Arts and Science – Undergraduate Research Conference

“[Burton] cites encounters with beauty, art, music, love, orgasm, and exercise and the emotion-producer that is our subject today: Triumph, specifically, for our purposes, the triumphs that can come from engaging in a full and passionate commitment to an act of research.” continue reading

DUPO

This is just to float a balloon, to continue the Twitter conversation 11/28/16 about the reporting of an important newsmaker’s unsubstantiated and likely false statements without turbo-charging these comments so that they keep ricocheting across the universe. This happens, in … continue reading

a Nellie Bly Excerpt from Undercover Reporting: The Truth About Deception

An Excerpt about Nellie Bly from Brooke Kroeger’s 2012 Undercvoer Reporting: The Truth about Deception pages 63-68 By Brooke Kroeger excerpt-undercover-reporting    

For National History Day Contestants

Will Nellie Bly be your topic for this year’s National History Day competition? And will you want to get in touch with me for an interview with a living person? If so, since there are always so many of you, … continue reading

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

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

Report on behalf of WNYC 2010-13 for the Revson Foundation

Looks at WNYC’s embrace of digital to expand and deepen local coverage and increase user engagement, 2010-13. 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

“Journalists Go Undercover to Report on Slavery”

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

“Why Surreptitiousness Works”

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

“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

“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

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

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

On Cherry-picking Other People’s Work

“Their reactions to the uncredited appropriation in each of these cases ranged from rage, especially when the offense was recent, to the more common shrug. None was willing to be quoted telling tales. None wanted to risk appearing petty . . . ” continue reading

“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

“The Audition” – Commencement Address, NYU College of Arts and Science, December 2006

“THE AUDITION“ Prof. Brooke Kroeger, New York University College of Arts and Science Commencement Address December 4, 2006 Graduates, my warm congratulations to you and your loved ones. By now, we are both exacting appraisers of the universe from which … continue reading

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

“Journalism with a Scholar’s Intent”

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

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

Suffragents: Kirkus Reviews, Facebook , Brooke’s postsTabletmag.com, Good Men Project.

Schedule: 08/10-12 Chicago, 9/1 East Hampton Library LI, NY.  9/11 Corner Bookstore NYC Sept. 11, 9/14 Porter Square Books, Cambridge MA , 9/22-24, Kansas City, 9/28 NY Society Library, 10/10 NY Genealogical & Biographical Society, 10/11 Little Rock, 11/7 NYU Center for the Humanities.

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