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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

Portrait of Mary Clemmer

POST : THE JOURNALIST-A poem by Mary Clemmer (1839-1884)

To serve thy generation, this thy fate:/ ‘Written in water,’ swiftly fades thy name;/ But he who loves his kind does, first and late,/ A work too great for fame.” continue reading

EVENT: IDentities with Melania Soriani and Brooke Kroeger -Firenze – June 30, 2022

Comunicato stampa L’associazione La Nottola di Minerva Presenta   BLY – Melania Soriani Ospite straordinario in collegamento via cavo: Brooke Kroeger (Giornalista, scrittrice e docente dell’Università di Giornalismo di New York) Nell’ambito della rassegna IDENTITIES. Leggere il contemporaneo, giunta ormai … continue reading

EVENT: JHistory Salon: June 3, 2022 presentation on Undaunted: How Women Changed American Journalism (coming 2023)

The JHistory Salon Presents Brooke Kroeger Discussing Her Forthcoming Book Undaunted: How Women Changed American Journalism Discussion published by Elliot King on Tuesday, May 31, 2022  0 Replies The Jhistory Salon Meeting Friday June 3 at 2 PM Eastern via Zoom Brooke Kroeger … 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

POST: La Mie Ricette Preferite by Alexander Goren

The recipes of Alex Goren, compiled for his 80th birthday, February 2020. continue reading

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

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


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

EVENT: The French Institute at NYU: Innovative Strategies for Narrative Writing, 26 February 2020

Ephemera from a wonderful event. Kudos Hilary Handin!   My remarks 4×4: Was an overflow house by the time we started.

EVENT: TR and the Gents: At Sagamore Hill, 4 February 2020

On February, 4, 2020, the National Park Service invited me, along with my friend Natalie Naylor, to speak to teachers from across Long Island during a day-long suffrage training seminar at Sagamore Hill. It’s  a wonderful site, once the permanent … continue reading

EVENT: Narrating the Past: Innovative Strategies for Writing History, La Maison Francaise, 26 February 2020

Narrating the Past Poster PDF(1)

EVENT: The Suffragents at LIRIC (Learning in Retirement at Iona College, New Rochelle, NY), 30 January 2019

    Many months ago, Roseanne Klein, who had heard me speak two years ago at the Scarsdale Women’s Club,  invited me to present on The Suffragents to the students of LIRIC, the Learning In Retirement program of Iona College. … 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

EVENT: “The Branded Journalist: Nellie Bly Changes the Game” – Ephemera Society of America, 40th Annual Conference

January 14, 2021 Here is the link to the video of my virtual presentation on Nellie Bly to the Ephemera Society of America: BROOKE KROEGER The Branded Journalist: Nellie Bly Changes the Game Brooke Kroeger is a professor of journalism … 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

EVENT: The Suffragents at the Women’s National Republican Club, May 15, 2019

“Democrat, Republican, Socialist—political party played such an insignificant role in the involvement of men with the suffrage movement, it just didn’t come up in my research.” 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

EVENT: Judges, Lawyers & Women’s Suffrage: Recognizing the Men Who Stood With Women on the Front Lines

Here are the judges and attorneys involved in the Men’s League whom I highlighted: Louis Brandeis, David Brewer, William Jennings Bryan, Ben B. Lindsey, Byron S. Waite, William H. Wadhams, Charles L. Guy, Samuel Untermyer, Robert Elder, Herbert Warbasse, William DeFord, Frederick Howe, Swinburne Hale, Dudley Field Malone and George Gordon Battle. continue reading

EVENT: With the League of Women Voters of Albany, SUNY Press at the Bethlehem Public Library

“Who cares what the men did?” My response: the women, then, and I would say now.  The decision to recruit men—elites in general—was smart social movement strategy. Men controlled every single avenue of power and influence in government, in society, in business and in the culture at large. Their willingness to organize and to engage, to share that influence, and power was  simply crucial to the victory to come. 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

POST: Women’s Suffrage Centennial: As Maine Went—

“Deborah Knox Livingston, the state campaign manager, gave seven reasons: too little time to educate the public, the “natural prejudice” of the state’s residents toward anything new, no declared support from either the Democrats or the Republicans, light turnout, the militant suffragists protesting in Washington, and the opposition’s control of the “purchasable vote,” that is votes bought by favors or the offers of positions. She estimated that the antis controlled somewhere between 15,000 and 20,000 of these votes, which made a significant impact.” continue reading

EVENT: At the Scarsdale (NY) Woman’s Club, Talking Suffragents

March 13, 2019 What a delight to be back in Westchester to talk about The Suffragents. Last time was just shy of a year ago, for a March 25 address (Women’s History Month and all) to the  League of Women … 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

POST: Maine and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage: About that 1917 Referendum Defeat

“So Maine had an active Men’s League, too. So many of the other Men’s League’s chapters across the country (35 states worth and New York especially), no doubt populated in large part by “suffrage husbands.” Prominent, influential, powerful ones. Whitehouse, for example, was a former state US Attorney.” 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

NOTICE: Brains Out Podcast: The Scoop on Journalism – Prove it!

Nellie Bly is featured in this podcast for children, released 16 October 2018. https://www.brainson.org/shows/2018/10/16/the-scoop-on-journalism-prove-it-part-3    

EVENT: Presenting “Suffrage and the Media” at the AJHA Conference in Salt Lake City, Oct. 4-6, 2018

Our panel in Salt Lake City, another milestone on the road to the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial from the team that produced the database Suffrage and the Media and is now in final edits for the special “Suffrage and the Media” issue of American Journalism: A Journal of Media History, to be published in Spring 2019. continue reading

EVENT: Shelter Island Historical Society – August 4, 2018 – Havens Barn

The Milholland family, as in Inez’s and Vida’s, who I more readily associate with New York, Greenwich Village, and Ticonderoga, had a Shelter Island incarnation, too. continue reading

REVIEW: CHOICE Reviews – February 2018

“Meticulous” “Highly recommended.” continue reading

EVENT: Nellie Bly: From Blackwell’s Island to Well Beyond – A lecture for the Roosevelt Island Historical Society at the New York Public Library, Roosevelt Island Branch.

“So I told her whole story in 45 minutes. Here’s the tape.” continue reading

ARTICLE SERIES: A Gotham Center for New York History Series: Women’s Suffrage in New York”

A compilation of essays the Gotham Center for New York History published in the fall of 2017 as New York celebrated the centennial of granting the vote to women. continue reading

EVENT: Women’s Suffrage and New York City: A Centennial Celebration – Bronx Historical Society and the Woodlawn Conservancy and Cemetery – May 20, 2018

For once I got to round up all my usual suspects—Nellie Bly, Fannie Hurst, and the society dames and suffragents. continue reading

EVENT: “Fake News, Real News, and Failing Upward at the New York Times” – the Times’s Jim Rutenberg – Tom Twomey Series – East Hampton Library, May 12, 2018

“Jim talked about the New York Times in the era of Trump/MeToo/NDAs/Catch and Kill/the future of news and so much more.” continue reading

EVENT: The Suffragents do St. George’s School and the Resort Suffrage Seat of Well-Heeled Women’s Activism in the 1910s

“Alva did not come from money, so it must be said that the very significant resources and financial help she gave the moment came courtesy of the two men she married, the one she divorced and the one who died.”. continue reading

EVENT: Nassau County Historical Society – The Suffragents – April 22, 2018 – Jericho Library

“At least one of the suffragents had a Nassau County, Long Island connection. James Lees Laidlaw, who had a country home in Sands Point, was the president of the state and national Men’s League for Woman Suffrage.” continue reading

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