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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 Woman 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 and other Bly Researchers

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

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

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

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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National History Day contestants, please read this before contacting me.  And here are my Reports from the Road.

2020 Dates—Jan 30:  Iona College. February 4: Sagamore Hill. February 26: La Maison Française  of NYU. March 1: Pub Date Front Pages, Front Lines: Media and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage, Linda Steiner, Carolyn Kitch, Brooke Kroeger, eds. March 27: Ephemera Society of America. March 30: Middle Tennessee State University. April 4: Avon Free Public Library, Avon CT May 5: Simons Foundation June 4-6:Métiers et professions des médias (XVIIIe-XXIe siècles),”  Université de Lausanne.