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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

American Journalism: “A Dozen Best: Top Biographies and Memoirs of Women in Print Journalism History” by Linda Lumsden

“Kroeger’s voluminous research—some might say too voluminous—shows Bly’s impact on journalism in the yellow-tinged era of William Randolph Hearst and her boss the innovative Joseph Pulitzer.” 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

Book Review: Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist, paperback, 1996, American Journalism, Vol. 13, 1996, pp. 242-244

“It is rare when so comprehensive a book comes along so scarcely researched a topic, but that is what Brooke Kroeger dleivers with Nellie Bly. She gives us a masterpiece so thoroughly researched and so vivid in detail that it leaves the rader believing no stone has been left unturned, no record unchecked, no evidence carelessly tossed aside. . . ” “Kroeger calls her efforts ‘paltry’ compared with other biographers, but looking at the dearth of previous research, she is clearly being modest.” continue reading

Book Review: Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist, American Journalism, Vol. 12, No. 4, Fall 1995

“This is not a biography of the ‘heroic’ vein but rather one that paints its subject in all the glowing detail of real life —warts and all.” continue reading

Book Review: Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist – Journalism History, Vol. 20, Iss. 2, Summer 1994

“This is a much-needed book. The fact that there had never been a serious biography of arguably the most wellknown
woman journalist in America spoke poorly of the state of women in journalism history. That weakness has
been bolstered by Kroeger’s interesting and readable chronicle of the woman who raised stunt journalism to an art
form . . . ” 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

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The Suffragents won the Gold Medal in US History in the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards and was a finalist for the 2018 Sally and Morris Lasky Prize, presented by the Center for Political History.  See Summer Camp Newsletters” and Facebook posts from book-related appearances. Reviews, notices, and articles about my books are under their titles here. My articles are here.

2019 Calendar:
January 29:
Exhibition Opening Remarks: “Women Get the Vote: A Historic Look at the Nineteenth Amendment,“New York Society Library. February 23: Public Values in Conflict with Animal Agribusiness Practices,” UCLA Law School, Los Angeles.  March 13: The Suffragents,” Scarsdale Woman’s Club, Scarsdale NY. March 24: League of Women Voters, Albany County at the Bethlehem (NY) Public LibraryMarch 25:Judges, Lawyers, and Women’s Suffrage: Recognizing the Men Who Stood with Women on the Front Lines,” Gender Fairness Committee of the Third Judicial District, CLE, NY State Courts at SUNY Albany Law School, Albany NY. May 15: “The Republican Suffragents,” National Women’s Republican Club, New York City. August 7: “From Emma Goldman to the Marketplace of Ideas: Marking the 100th Anniversary of Free Speech at the Supreme Court,.” AEJMC, Toronto.