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Award, Review Blurbs: The Suffragents: Gold Medalist 2018 Independent Publisehr Book Awards in US History Category

NOTICE: GIJN (Global Investigative Journalism Network) Guide to Undercover Reporting 2022

https://www.rnanews.eu/gijn-s-guide-to-undercover-reporting-289273.html GIJN’s Guide to Undercover Reporting   9 hours ago  17 Illustration: Smaranda Tolosano This guide was written by GIJN’s Resource Center director Nikolia Apostolou and GIJN reporter Rowan Philp. Editing was by Reed Richardson and Laura Dixon. Illustrations are by Smaranda … continue reading

REVIEW: Front Pages Front Lines, Indiana Magazine of History 118:1:63-66

    Indiana Magazine of History-Steiner, Kitch, Kroeger-Front Pages, Front Lines

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

“… all before she was 25.” continue reading

Brooke Kroeger in East Hampton

VIDEO: ARTE MEDIA-France-On the Men of Suffrage (with an East Hampton flavoring) INVITATION EN VOYAGE

April 2021 at 36:47 is a piece on the Suffragents featuring Brooke with an East Hampton backdrop for  the French Arte Media show, “Invitation en Voyage.”  

NOTICE: “On the Edge: The Ethics of Going Undercover” – Joshua Hunt – CJR

“Brooke Kroeger, a journalism professor at New York University and the author of Undercover Reporting: The Truth About Deception (2012), has for years advocated “a restoration of honor and legitimacy to the discomfiting techniques” of the practice…” continue reading

EVENT: Nellie Bly for the American Women Writers Museum, March 10, 2021

Presentation for the American Women Writers Museum, March 10, 2021:  

VIDEO: Nellie Bly for the Empire State Center for the Book via the Princeton Club of NYC, March 18, 2021

Youtube of presentation, for the Empire State Center for the Book via the Princeton Club of NYC, 18 March 2021:    

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

NOTICE: Forbes.com: Seven Career Lessons from the Suffrage Movement

    Aug. 31, 2020 By Joan Michelson https://www.forbes.com/sites/joanmichelson2/2020/08/30/7-career-lessons-for-today-from-the-suffrage-movement/#2b43fe7b2c7b

EVENT: Meet the Suffragents at the Avon (CT) Free Public Library, August 18, 2020 (rescheduled for Zoom)

  Please register at this link:  https://www.avonctlibrary.info/event/suffragents-event-with-author/

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

REVIEW: East Hampton Star: An Unfinished Quest: Review of “Front Pages, Front Lines”

“Front Pages, Front LInes” is a compendium of essays about the relationship between journalism and the women’s suffrage movement, but it is more than that.” continue reading

REVIEW: Xio’s Scribble: The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote

“Brooke Kroeger’s writing style kept me engaged. Although the book was extremely detailed, it read like a story not like a history textbook. The reading experience turned out to be a pleasant surprise. It was a captivating story with a very happy ending.” continue reading

ARTICLE, PODCAST: ForbesWomen, Forbes.com and Green Connections and Radio: “From Dowdy to Dazzling: Lessons for Women Today from the Suffragists”

“To commemorate that centennial, this Women’s History Month, I sat down with one of the foremost chroniclers of the suffrage movement, Brooke Kroeger, to tell us how it happened and glean lessons for women today. ” continue reading

REVIEW: The Daily Cartoonist: “CSotD: Assess this Pal”

[Front Pages, Front Lines] “It’s a topic that interests me greatly and I know the quality of her work, so I went to the publisher’s site to get a copy and, holy guacamole, I think I’ll be okay with the paperback edition, though I suspect this type of historical writing is still good after a decade.” continue reading

NOTICE: National Archives News “How Suffragents Helped Women Get the Vote

  How ‘Suffragents’ Helped Women Get the Vote Facebook Twitter By James Worsham | National Archives News WASHINGTON, November 14, 2019 —The drive for women’s suffrage in the early 20th century got a big boost from men who were sympathetic … continue reading

BOOK: “Front Pages, Front Lines: Media and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage”

“The centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment encourages a fresh rethinking of the history of the women’s suffrage movement, to which this volume is a welcome addition. Special kudos for its sustained attention to racial and regional diversity, as well as … continue reading

EVENT: National Archives Panel, Women Suffragists and the Men Who Supported Them: The Suffragents and Their Role in the Struggle for the Vote

The panel, moderated by Betsy Fischer Martin, Executive Director, Women and Politics Institute, American University School of Public Affairs, includes Brooke Kroeger, author of The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote,; Johanna Newman, author of Gilded Suffragists; Susan Ware, author of Why They Marched; and others. continue reading

EVENT: NYU Bentson Deans Lecture “What We Can Learn About Allyship from ‘Suffragents’ Who Helped Women Get the Vote”

“What can those with visibility and influence do–beyond stating support for a particular movement–to combat injustice? Can those with power and privilege advance the interests of others–without hijacking or getting in the way of the efforts of the marginalized groups they mean to support?” continue reading

NOTICE: Documentary: The Nineteenth Amendment: A Woman’s Right to Vote

 

REVIEW: Let’s Rock the Cradle: Planning for 2020 Suffrage Centennials: The Suffragents

“Brooke Kroeger notes in her study of the men allies or suffragents that such public support by men of women’s concerns and issues is unprecedented in US history, then as well as now. This is something to consider today as the women’s movement is encountering road blocks in its struggle to put equal rights as a guarantee in the US Constitution. Where are the men supporters?” continue reading

NOTICE: Brainpickings by Maria Popova “Nellie Bly Makes the News”

“Kroeger — who was moved by a biographical sketch of Bly she read when she was ten, then decided to write the first thorough, accurate biography of this inspiring but underappreciated role model when her own daughter turned ten — captures the animating force of Bly’s uncommon character. . . ” continue reading

NOTICE: Washington Post: She Went Undercover to Expose Insane Asylum Horrors and Now Nellie Bly Is Getting Her Due

“Two days later, on Oct. 9, 1887, the New York World printed the first part of Bly’s two-part illustrated series on the front page of the Sunday feature section. The blaring headlines of the second installment enticed readers: “Inside the Madhouse,” “Nelly Bly’s Experience in the Blackwell’s Island Asylum,” “How the City’s Unfortunate Wards are Fed and Treated,” “The Terrors of Cold Baths and Cruel, Unsympathetic Nurses,” according to Kroeger’s book.” continue reading

NOTICE: “The 23-Year-Old Woman Who Pioneered Investigative Journalism” – The Atlantic

“Women had no status in journalism when she started working,” Brooke Kroeger, Bly’s biographer, says in the film. “They weren’t in the newsrooms … The only roles for women were as columnists writing about society, about gardens, about fashion, about food.” continue reading

REVIEW: American Journalism of Deception for Journalism’s Sake: the Undercover Reporting Database

“Deception for Journalism’s Sake: A Database is a spectacular find for journalism historians. The database, maintained by Professor Brooke Kroeger in collaboration with New York University libraries, contains original articles by undercover reporters, showcasing two centuries’ worth of investigative reports. The work of journalists who worked in sweatshops, feigned insanity, and even visited so-called “witches” to expose misconduct has been captured and preserved . . . ” continue reading

REVIEW: SuffrageCentennials.com: Book on Votes for Women “Suffragents” Raises Questions for Women Today

“Was their participation as ‘suffragents’ lost in recall because of the fullness of the subsequent twenty, thirty, forty, or fifty years in most of their lives? Or was the downplaying deliberate, a postchivalrous response to obscure their role in the great women’s epic, as good allies should; that certainly has been the effect. It would be consistent that the men preferred to be in the historical shadows…” continue reading

REVIEW: Albany Times-Union: Biancolli: It’s Past Time to Widen History’s Lens

“But there’s an elemental and patronizing weirdness behind this urge to parcel out the calendar demographically, and I won’t even begin to touch on international (fill-in-the-blank) days. I worry that zeroing in on the One Designated Month makes it easier to ignore certain constituencies and histories the remainder of the year.” continue reading

REVIEW: H-Net Reviews The Suffragents by Kristina Graves, Clayton State University, Stillwell School of the Arts

“Suffragents is one of the first works to fully examine male involvement in the American suffrage movement, an area of historical study that has long been ignored by suffrage historians.” continue reading

NOTICE: New York Society Library Blog: “Votes for Women!” February 1, 2019

“Brooke Kroeger gave engaging remarks about the suffrage movement and some of its striking personalities . . . and shared with us a wonderful summary, video, and commentary about the evening, the exhibition, and the history.” continue reading

EVENT: Panel: Public Values in Conflict with Agribusiness Practices – UCLA School of Law – Saturday, February 23, 2019

UCLA February 23 Animal Law Conference Registration and Program For full information about the program, look here.  

EVENT: Exhibition Opening Remarks: Women Get the Vote: A Historic Look at the 19th Amendment, New York Society Library

“So, this is to say that the right to vote is not some romantic notion.” continue reading

NOTICE: Washington Babylon: Undercover Reporting Is an Essential tool That We Will Use When Merited

“Now, in a fabulous bit of irony, my article about the unethical behavior of lobbying firms has become, for some in the media, a story about my ethics in reporting the story. The lobbyists have attacked the story and me personally, saying that it was unethical of me to misrepresent myself when I went to speak to them”. continue reading

REVIEW: CHOICE Reviews – February 2018

“Meticulous” “Highly recommended.” continue reading

REVIEW: Hudson River Valley Review of the Suffragents – Spring 2018 – By Susan Goodier

“The historiography of the women suffrage movement has been greatly advanced thanks to this valuable study, which has the potential for being the definitive full-length work on the role men played in this movement. It is a fascinating look at an aspect of the suffrage story rarely considered.” continue reading

NOTICE-AWARD: A 2018 Independent Publisher Gold Medal for The Suffragents-US-History-Category

“GOLD: Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote, by Brooke Kroeger (SUNY Press)” continue reading

NOTICE: The Village Voice: “Nell Scovell Thinks More Men Should Be Leading the Women’s Movement” By Lara Zarum, March 29, 2018

“. . . called The Suffragents, and it’s about how men, mostly husbands of the women in the suffrage movement, worked to help get women the vote. It’s about equality. They’re part of the equation.”.” continue reading

NOTICE: The New York Times Book Review: New & Noteworthy, March 25, 2018

“[Bly’s] writing could flirt both with tedium and turgidity. Some stories seemed more truthy than truthful. But what stories!” 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

NOTICE: New York Times: “When a Reporter Is an Uninvited Guest” by Margaret Sullivan

“Brooke Kroeger, a New York University journalism professor whose book, “Undercover Reporting: The Truth About Deception,” was published last year, told me that one of the guiding principles in undercover reporting is that it should not do “unintended harm to persons not in a position to defend themselves.” That certainly was not the case here.” continue reading

REVIEW: New York Times: New Yorkers and the Women’s Suffrage Movement

What’s indisputable is the spectrum of men who joined with the coalition of rural, immigrant, black and radical women who were at the forefront of the movement.

“Professor Kroeger’s prodigiously researched book traces the role of men (who provided credibility to a movement financed by wealthy women) at least as far back as 1875, when Thomas Paine’s essay, “An Occasional Letter on the Female Sex,” was published.” continue reading

VIDEO, NOTICE: New York Times NY via Youtube: “New Yorkers and the Women’s Suffrage Movement”

“The Times had repeatedly editorialized that letting women vote would “derange” the social and political structure.” 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

NOTICE: Kirkus Features: Brooke Kroeger, Author of The Suffragents

“Quite a few editors did not like this idea,” she says. “Responses came back like, ‘I’d like to work with Brooke but never about this.’ I’m not kidding. Or, ‘Who cares what the men did?’ That was pretty typical.” continue reading

REVIEW: 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

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

NOTICE, PODCAST: “You Got to Have Friends” Episode 104 of Unorthodox, the Tablet magazine podcast: Brooke Kroeger on the Men Behind Women’s Suffrage

“This episode is brought to you by the letter A, for ally.” continue reading

NOTICE: BillMoyers.com-“Men’s Rights? Simple: Same as Ours” – Lynn Sherr

“Memo to misogynists: We’ve got way better role models with far saner outlooks. So let’s give them the respect they deserve.” continue reading

REVIEW: East Hampton Star: “A Few Good Men” Review of the Suffragents

“Ms. Kroeger, in true journalistic fashion, details the various conversations, correspondence, and setbacks of the campaign, as well as the eventual success the National American Woman Suffrage Association had in gaining the vote.” 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

NOTICE: US World War I Centennial Commission: Four Questions for Brooke Kroeger

“A remarkable new book has appeared on the World War I scene, one that traces the origins of the Women’s Suffrage movement in America, and it’s relationship to America’s war effort 100 years ago.” continue reading

NOTICE: NYU Features: What Allies Today Could Learn from ‘Suffragents’ Who Helped Women Get the Vote

” . .. . But a would-be feminist champion like Ashton Kutcher might have avoided a few common mistakes if he had read NYU journalism proefessor Brooke Kroeger’s latest book, which relates lessons from the little known story of how a group of powerful men offered themselves as foot soldiers in the fight for women’s suffrage a century ago.” continue reading

NOTICE: Accademia Dei Sensi: Nellie Bly #Almanacco quotidiano, a cura di #MarioBattacchi

  http://www.accademiadeisensi.it/ GIOVEDÌ 25 GENNAIO 2018 #Almanacco quotidiano, a cura di #MarioBattacchi Buongiorno, oggi è il 25 gennaio. Il 25 gennaio 1890 Nellie Bly completa il suo giro del mondo in 72 giorni. A Washington, il Wall Street Journal l’ … continue reading

NOTICE: Smithsonian VIP : “The Men Who Marched With the Suffragents: From Rabbi Stephen S. Wise to W.E.B. DuBois, Men from All Walks of Life Fought to Get Women a Place at the Polls

“Was memory of these actions lost in the fullness of the next 20 to 50 years of their large lives? Or did the men deliberately downplay their role in the movement all good allies should? The latter would be consistent with the League’s comportment throughout the decade of its existence, but we’re left to wonder.” continue reading

NOTICE: American History Magazine: Nellie Bly: Crusading Troublemaker, February 2018

At Jersey City’s Pennsylvania Station, officials welcome Nellie Bly home after her record-breaking 72-day global journey. Nellie Bly: Crusading Troublemaker BY LIESL BRADNER FEBRUARY 2018 • AMERICAN HISTORY MAGAZINE Journalism took pioneering female reporter undercover and around the world in … continue reading

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