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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

EVENT: MAY 5 AND BEYOND: THE TRANSATLANTIC NELLIE BLY GROUP LUNCHEON, May 5, 2022

  THIS GROUP OF WRITERS, DOCUMENTARIANS, AND ARTISTS WHO DREW INSPIRATION FOR THEIR WORK FROM NELLIE BLY ARE GATHERING VIRTUALLY AND IN PERSON ON MAY 5, 2022. WILL POST A REPORT THEREAFTER.  

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

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

“… all before she was 25.” continue reading

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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: “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

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: 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: 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: 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

POST: New York Evening Journal, March 3, 1913

Nellie Bly, a parade herald, and her coverage of the great 1913 Women’s Suffrage parade in Washington parade the day before the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson. continue reading

NOTICE: Toronto Star Pubic Editor:

When is undercover reporting justified? Did the ends justify the means in a Star reporter going undercover in a Toronto factory to learn about health and safety conditions for temp workers? continue reading

POST: Full Circle: Woodlawn, Nellie Bly, Undercover Reporting, and The Suffragents

August 18, 2017 Among the events lined up so far for The Suffragents (Facebook lists them most handily or look below) is one now being scheduled for October 22, 2017, at the Woodlawn Conservancy . This invitation was especially pleasing to me—much like … continue reading

POST: 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

POST: 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

POST: 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

POST: DUPO-The News Purgatory of Dubious Until Proven Otherwise

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    

POST: NELLIE BLY RESOURCES: For Researchers-Life-Long-Lerners-and-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

NOTICE: New York Public Library: 39 Women Journalism Whom We Admire, April 8, 2016

Author Gay Talese stirredthe ireof the Internet on Saturday when he reportedly said at a Boston writing conference that he couldn’t name a single woman writer who inspired him and influenced his work as a journalist. continue reading

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

REPORT: 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

ARTICLE: “Journalists Go Undercover to Report on Slavery”

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

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

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

NOTICE: 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

EVENT, POST: 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

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

EVENT, POST: “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

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

ARTICLE: “Journalism with a Scholar’s Intent”

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

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

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