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Women as Journalists, Editors, and Authors

Abel, Richard, ed.  Movie Mavens: US Newspaper Women Take On the Movies, 1914-1923.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2021.

Albertine, Susan, ed.  A Living of Words:  American Women in Print Culture. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1997.

Baron, Ava.  “Questions of Gender: Deskilling and Demasculinization in the US Printing Industry, 1830-1915,” Gender & History 1:2 (1989): 178-199.

Bauer, Dale M.  Sex Expression and American Women Writers, 1860-1940.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009.

Baym, Nina. Women Writers of the American West, 1833–1927. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2011. 

Beadle, Mary E., and Michael D. Murray, eds.  Indelible Images: Women of Local Television.  Ames: Iowa State University Press, 2001.

Beasley, Maurine H.  “A ‘Front Page Girl’ Covers the Lindbergh Kidnapping: An Ethical Dilemma.” American Journalism 1:1 (1983/1984): 63-74.

Beasley, Maurine.  “The Women’s National Press Club: A Case Study in Professional Aspirations.”  Journalism History 15:4 (Winter 1988): 112-121.

Beasley, Maurine.  “Women in Journalism: Contributors to Male Experience or Voices of Feminine Expression?” American Journalism 7 (Winter 1990): 39-54.

Beasley, Maurine H.  Taking Their Place: A Documentary History of Women and Journalism. Washington DC: American University Press, 1993.

Beasley, Maurine.  “Recent Directions for the Study of Women’s History in American Journalism.”  Journalism Studies 2:2 (2001): 207-220.

Beasley, Maurine H. Women of the Washington Press: Politics, Prejudice, and Persistence. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2012.

Belford, Barbara.  Brilliant Bylines: A Biographical Anthology of Notable Newspaperwomen in America.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1986.

Bradley, Patricia.  Women and the Press: The Struggle for Equality.  Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2005.

Branson, Susan.  “Gendered Strategies for Success in the Early Nineteenth Century Literary Marketplace: Mary Carr and the Ladies’ Tea Tray.”  Journal of American Studies 40:1 (April 2006): 35-51.

Brinn, Ayelet.  “Beyond the Women’s Section: Rose Lebensboym, Female Journalists, and the American Yiddish Press.” American Jewish History 104 2/3 (April/July 2020): 347-369.

Brown, Charles B.  “A Woman’s Odyssey: The War Correspondence of Anna Benjamin.”  Journalism Quarterly 46 (Autumn 1969): 522-530.  (Spanish-American War)

Burke, Bridget. “The ‘Any Typist’ Myth: Narratives of Gender and Skill in the Mid-twentieth-century Printing Trades.” Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas 10 (Fall 2013): 81–102.

Burkhalter, Nancy.  “Women’s Magazines and the Suffrage Movement: Did They Hurt or Hinder the Cause?”  Journal of American Culture 19:2 (Summer 1996): 13-24.

Burt, Elizabeth V.  “A Bid for Legitimacy: The Women’s Press Club Movement, 1881-1900.” Journalism History 23:2 (Spring 1997): 72-84.

Burt, Elizabeth V.  Women’s Press Clubs, 1881-1999.  Westport: Greenwood Press, 2000.

Cairns, Kathleen A.  Front Page Women Journalists, 1920-1950.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2003.

Cane, Aleta F. and Susan Alves, eds., The Only Efficient Instrument: American Women Writers and the Periodical, 1837-1916. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2001.

Carter Olson, Candi.  “A Cosmic Shoulder for the Public to Lean On: Gertrude Gordon and the Rise of Women Journalists.”  Pennsylvania History 83:4 (2016): 470-501.

Carter Olson, Candi S.  “We Are the Women Utah: The Utah Woman’s Press Club’s Framing Strategies in the Woman’s Exponent.”  Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 95:1 (Spring 2018): 213-234.

Carter Olson, Candi.  “Because of the Places She Had to Go: Changing Women’s Roles Through the Women’s Press Club of Pittsburgh.”  Journalism History 43:4 (Winter 2018): 228-237.

Chamers, Deborah, Linda Streiner, and Carole Fleming.  Women and Journalism.  New York: Routledge, 2004.

Clabes, Judith G., ed.  New Guardians of the Press.  Indianapolis: News & Features Press, 1983.

Clark, Suzanne.  Sentimental Modernism.  Women Writers and the Revolution of the Word.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991.

Colbert, Ann. “Philanthropy in the Newsroom: Women’s Editions of Newspapers, 1894-1896.”  Journalism History 22:3 (Summer 1996): 90-99. 

Coleman, Penny.  Where the Action Was: Women Correspondents in World War II.  New York: Crown, 2002.

Cox Bennion, Sherlyn.  Equal to the Occasion: Women Editors of the Nineteenth Century West. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1990.

Coultrap-McQuin, Susan.  Doing Literary Business: American Women Writers in the Nineteenth Century. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990.

Cramer, Janet M. “Cross Purposes: Publishing Practices and Social Priorities of Nineteenth-Century U.S. Missionary Women.” Journalism History 30:3 (Fall 2004): 123-130.

Creedon, Pamela J., ed.  Women in Mass Communication: Challenging Gender Values.  2nd ed.  Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, 1993.

Danky, James P., and Wayne A. Wiegand, eds. Women in Print: Essays on the Print Culture of American Women from the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2006.

Davis, Margery.  Woman’s Place is at the Typewriter: Office Work and Office Workers, 1870-1930.  Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1982.

Dean, Michelle.  Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion.  New York: Grove Press, 2018.

Demeter, Richard L.  Printers, Presses, and Composing Sticks: Women Printers of the Colonial Period.  New York: Exposition Press, 1979.

Dow, Bonnie.  Prime Time Feminism: Television, Media Culture, and the Women’s Movement.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996.

Dubbs, Chris.  An Unladylike Profession: American Women War Correspondents in World War I.  Lincoln: Potomac Books, 2020.

Dubbs, Chris, ed.  American Women Report World War I: An Anthology of Their Journalism.  Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2021.

Edelstein, Sari. “The Novel and the News: Women’s Writing and the Politics of U.S. Print Cultures, 1792–1892.”  PhD dissertation, Brandies University, 2009.

Edelstein, Sari.  Between the Novel and the News: the Emergence of American Women’s Writing.  Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2014.

Edwards, Julia. Women of the World: The Great Foreign Correspondents. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988. 

Edy, Carolyn M.  The Woman War Correspondent, the US Military, and the Press: 1846-1947.  Lanham: Lexington Books, 2016.

Elmore, Cindy.  “Two Steps Forward and One Step Back: Coverage of Women Journalists in Editor and Publisher, 1978-1988.”  American Journalism 20:4 (Fall 2003): 33-54.

Elwood-Akers, Virginia.  Women War Correspondents of the Vietnam War, 1961-1975.  Mutuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1988.

Fahs, Alice.  “Newspaper Women and the Making of the Modern, 1885-1910.”  Prospects 27 (2003): 303-339.

Fahs, Alice.  Out on Assignment: Newspaper Women and the Making of Modern Public Space.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011.

Fitzgerald, Jonathan D.  “Setting the Record Straight: Women Literary Journalists Writing Against the Mainstream.” PhD dissertation, Northeastern University, 2018.

Good, Howard.  Girl Reporter: Gender, Journalism, and the Movies.  Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 1998.

Goodman, Matthew.  Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World.  New York: Ballantine Books, 2013.

Gottlieb, Agnes H.  “Networking in the Nineteenth Century: The Founding of the Woman’s Press Club of New York City.” Journalism History 21:4 (Winter 1995): 155-162.

Gottlieb, Agnes H.  “Grit Your Teeth and Learn to Swear: Women in Journalistic Careers, 1850-1926.”  American Journalism 18 (Winter 2001): 53-72.

Gottlieb, Agnes H.  Women Journalists and the Municipal Housekeeping Movement, 1868-1914.  Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2001.

Gourley, Catherine.  War, Women, and the News: How Female Journalists Won the Battle to Cover World War II.  New York: Athenaeum, 2007.

Grant, Frank R. “‘With No Companion but Her Horse’: The Rocky Mountain Husbandman’s Traveling Correspondents Anna Kline and Carolyn A. Murphy, 1889–1904.” Montana: The Magazine of Western History 61 (Spring 2011): 60–72. 

Grant, Rachael. “In Self Defense: Black Female Journalists’ Advocacy in the Cold War.” PhD dissertation, University of Missouri, 2018.

Grubbs, Jim.  “Women Broadcasters of World War II.”  Journal of Radio Studies 11 (June 2004): 40-54.

Halper, Donna L.  Invisible Stars: A Social History of Women in American Broadcasting.  Armonk, NY: Sharpe, 2001.

Halverson, Cathryn.  Faraway Women and the Atlantic Monthly.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2019.

Harris, Sharon M., ed.  Blue Pencils and Hidden Hands: Women Editing Periodicals, 1830-1910.  New York: New York University Press, 2004.

Harrison-Kahan, Lori, and Karen E.H. Skinazi.  “The Girl Reporter in Fact and Fiction: Miriam Michelson’s New Women and Periodical Culture in the Progressive Era.” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 34:2 (2017): 321-338.

Hertog, Susan, Dangerous Ambition: Rebecca West and Dorothy Thompson; New Women in Search of Love and Power.  New York: Ballantine, 2011. 

Hill, Erin.  Never Done: A History of Women’s Work in Media Production.  New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2016.

Hoffman, Joyce.  On Their Own: Women Journalists and the Vietnam War.  New York: DaCapo Press, 2008.

Hosley, David H.  “As Good as Any of Us: American Female Radio Correspondents in Europe, 1938-1941.” Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television 2:2 (1982): 141-156.

Howowitz, Daniel.  Betty Friedan and the Making of The Feminine Mystique : the American Left, the Cold War, and Modern Feminism.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1998.

Hosely, David H. and Gayle K. Yamada.  Hard News: Women in Broadcast Journalism. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1987.

Hudak, Leona M.  Early American Women Printers and Publishers, 1639-1820.  Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1978.

Jakes, John.  Great Women Reporters.  New York: Putnam’s, 1969.

Jones, Margaret C.  Heretics and Hellraisers: Women Contributors to the Masses, 1911-1917.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 1999.

Jones, Robert, and Louis K. Falk.  “Carol Brown and the Duke of Duval:  The Story of the First Women to Win the Pulitzer Prize for Reporting.”  American Journalism 14:1 (Winter 1997): 40-53.

Kale, Vera. “The Girl Reporter Gets Her Man: The Threat of and Promise of Marriage in His Girl Friday and Brenda Starr: Reporter.” Journal of Popular Culture 47:2 (2014): 341-360.

Kaszuba, David.  “They Are Women, Hear Them Roar: Female Sportswriters of the Roaring Twenties.”  PhD dissertation, Pennsylvania State University, 2003. 

Kerrison, Catherine.  Claiming the Pen: Women and Intellectual Life in the Early American South.  Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006.

Keyser, Catherine.  Playing Smart: New York Women Writers and Modern Magazine Culture. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2011.

Kitch, Carolyn L. “‘The Courage to Call Things by Their Right Names’: Fanny Fern, Feminine Sympathy, and the Feminist Issues in Nineteenth-Century American Journalism.” American Journalism 13, no. 3 (1996): 286–303.

Kitch, Carolyn.  “Whose Story Does Journalism Tell?: Considering Women’s Absence from the Story of the Century.”  American Journalism 18 (Winter 2001): 13-31.

Kroeger, Brooke.  Undaunted: How Women Changed American Journalism.  New York: Knopf, 2023.

Lannin, Joanne.  Who Let Them In? Pathbreaking Women in Sports Journalism.  Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2022.

Levenson, Roger. Women In Printing: Northern California, 1857-1890. Capra Press, 1994.

Lewis, Norman P.  “From Cheesecake to Chief: Newspaper Editors’ Slow Acceptance of Women.” American Journalism 25 (Spring 2008): 33–55.

Lord, Myra B.  History of the New England Women’s Press Association, 1885-1931.  Newton, Mass.: Graphic Press, 1932.

Lorimer Linford, Autumn.  “They’ll Never Make Newspaper Men: Early Gendering in Journalism, 1884-1889.” American Journalism 38:3 (2021): 342-363.

Lorimer Linford, Autumn.  “The Newsgirl Question: Competing Frames of Progressive Era Girl Newsies.” American Journalism 39:3 (Summer 2022): 315-339.

Lumsen, Linda.  “You’re a Tough Guy, Mary- and a First-Rate Newspaperman: Gender and Women Journalists in the 1920s and 1930s.”  Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 72 (1995): 913-921.

Lumsen, Linda L.  “Anarchy Meets Feminism: A Gender Analysis of Emma Goldman’s Mother Earth, 1906-1917.”  American Journalism 24:3 (Summer 2007): 31-54.

Lupton, Ellen.  Mechanical Brides: Women and Machines from Home to Office.  New York: Cooper Hewitt, 1993.

Lutes, Jean Marie.  “Sob Sisterism Revisited.” American Literary History 15:3 (Fall 2003): 504-532.

Lutes, Jean Marie.  Front Page Girls: Women Journalists in American Culture and Fiction, 1880-1930.  Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006.

McGlashan, Zena Beth.  “The Evolving Status of Newspaperwomen.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Iowa, 1978.

McLendon, Winzola, and Scottie Fitzgerald Smith.  Don’t Quote Me: Washington Newswomen and the Power Society.  New York: Dutton, 1970.

Mangun, Kimberly.  “Should She, or Shouldn’t She, Pursue a Career in Journalism: True Womanhood and the Debate about Women in the Newsroom, 1887-1930. Journalism History 37:2 (Summer 2011): 66-79. 

Marlane, Judith.  Women in Television News Revisited.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 1999.

Marzolf, Marion T.  Up From the Footnote: A History of Woman Journalists. New York: Hastings House, 1997.

Meuret, Isabelle.  “Rebels With a Cause: Women Reporting the Spanish Civil War.”  Literary Journalism Studies 7:1 (Spring 2015): 76-99.

Mills, Eleanor, ed.  Journalistas: 100 Years of the Best Writing and Reporting by Women Journalists.  New York: Carroll & Graf, 2006.

Mills, Kay.  A Place in the News: From the Women’s Pages to the Front Pages.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1990.

Mitchell, Catherine C. “The Place of Biography in the History of News Women.” American Journalism 7, no. 1 (1990): 23–32.

Mitchell, Catherine C. “Bibliography: Scholarship on Women Working in Journalism.” American Journalism 7, no. 1 (1990): 33–38.

Nekola, Charlotte, and Paul A. Rabinowitz, eds.  Writing Red: An Anthology of American Women Writers, 1930-1940.  New York: Feminist Press, 1987.

Nelson, Deborah.  Tough Enough: Arbus, Arendt, Didion, McCarthy, Sontag, Weil.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Oldham, Ellen M.  “Early Women Printers of America.”  Boston Public Library Quarterly 10 (1958): 6-26, 78-92, 141-153.

Okker, Patricia. Our Sister Editors: Sarah J. Hale and the Tradition of Nineteenth-Century American Women Editors. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1995. 

Page, Yolanda Williams, ed.  Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers.  2 vols.  Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2007.

Povich, Lynn.  The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace.  New York: Public Affairs Press, 2012.

Pratte, Alf.  “A Tortuous Route Growing Up: The Rise of Women in the American Society of Newspaper Editors.” Journal of Women’s History 6 (Spring 1994): 51-66.

Rakow, Lana, and Cheris Kramarae, eds.  The Revolution in Words: Righting Women, 1868-1871.  New York: Routledge, 1990.  (anthology from woman suffrage paper)

Richardson, Erica. “Desire, Depression, and Dreams of Social Data: Black Clubwomen’s Intellectual Thought and Aesthetics During the Progressive Era in Public Writing and Print Culture.” American Studies 59:3 (2020): 33-54.

Robertson, Nan.  The Girls in the Balcony: Women, Men, and the New York Times.  New York: Random House, 1992.

Robbins, Sarah.  “The Future Good and Great of Our Lands: Republican Mothers, Authors, and Domesticated Literacy in Antebellum New England.”  New England Quarterly 75:4 (December 2002): 562-591.

Roessner, Amber.  “The Great Wrong:  Jennie June’s Stance on Women’s Rights.”   Journalism History 38: 3 (Fall 2012): 178-188.

Roggenkamp, Karen.  Sympathy, Madness, and Crime: How Four Nineteenth-Century Journalists Made the Newspaper Women’s Business.  Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2016.

Ross, Ishbel. Ladies of the Press: The Story of Women in Journalism from an Insider.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1936.

Ruddick, Nicholas.  “Nellie Bly, Jules Verne, and the World on the Threshold of the American Age.”  Canadian Review of American Studies 29:1 (1999): 1-11.

Rumble, Walker. “A Showdown of the ‘Swifts:’ Women Compositors, Dime Museums, and the Boston Typesetting Races of 1886.”  New England Quarterly 71 (December 1998): 615-628.

Sanders, Marlene and Marcia Rock.  Waiting for Prime Time: The Women of Television News.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988.

Scanlan, Patricia Smith. “‘God-Gifted Girls’: Women Illustrators, Gender, Class, and Commerce in American Visual Culture, 1885–1925.”  PhD dissertation, Indiana University, 2010.

Scheick, William J.   Authority and Female Authorship in Colonial America. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1998.   

Sheppard, Alice.  “There Were Ladies Present: American Women Cartoonists and Comic Artists in the Early 20th Century.”  Journal of American Culture 7:3 (Fall 1984): 38-48.

Shoplik, Anthony.  “Anita Loos’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and the ‘Colyumn’: Sophistication, Publicity, and Jazz Journalism.” Journal of Modern Periodical Studies 13:2 (2022): 276-298.

Shevelow, Kathryn.  Women and Print Culture.  New York: Routledge, 1989.

Sorel, Nancy C.  The Women Who Wrote the War.  New York: Arcade Publishing, 1999.

Spencer, Seth.  “Let Me Launch Upon the Sea of Genius: Reimagining the Lowell Offering as Education Reform Literature in Antebellum America.”  American Periodicals 29: 1 (2019): 63-75.

Steiner, Linda. “Gender at Work: Early Accounts by Women Journalists.” Journalism History 23:1 (Winter 1997): 2-12.

Steiner, Linda. “Autobiographies by Women Journalists: An Annotated Bibliography.” Journalism History 23:1 (Winter 1997): 13-15. 

Steiner, Linda. “Stories of Quitting: Why Did Women Journalists Leave the Newsroom.” American Journalism 15, no. 3 (1998): 89–116.

Thomas, Margaret Frances. “Through the Lens of Experience: American Women Newspaper Photographers.”  PhD dissertation, University of Texas, Austin, 2007.

Thorne, Ann E.  “Women Who Transformed Journalism: Janet Flanner, Lillian Ross, and Joan Didion.” PhD dissertation, University of Missouri- Kansas City, 2002.

Todd, Kim.  Sensational: The Hidden History of America’s “Girl Stunt Reporters.” New York: Harper, 2021.

Travis, Trysh.  “The Women in Print Movement: History and Implications.”  Book History 11:1 (2008): 275-300.

Trotta, Liz.   Fighting for Air: In the Trenches with Television News.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991.

Van Remoortel, Marianne.  “Women Editors and the Rise of the Illustrated Fashion Press in the Nineteenth Century.”  Nineteenth-Century Contexts 39:4 (September 2017): 269-295.

Varty, Anne.  Eve’s Century: A Sourcebook of Writings on Women and Journalism, 1895-1918.  New York: Routledge, 1999.

Volz, Yong Z., and Francis L. F. Lee. “What Does It Take for Women Journalists to Gain Professional Recognition? Gender Disparities among Pulitzer Prize Winners, 1917–1920.” Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 90 (June 2013): 248–266.

Voss, Kimberly Wilmot. “Redefining Women’s News: A Case Study of Three Women’s Page Editors and Their Framing of the Women’s Movement.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Maryland, 2004.

Voss, Kimberly, and Lace Speere.  “Taking Chances and Making Changes: The Career Paths and Pitfalls of Pioneering Women in Newspaper Management.”  Journalism and Mass Communications Quarterly 91:2 (Summer 2014): 272-288.

Voss, Kimberly Wilmot.  The Food Section: Newspaper Women and the Culinary Community.  New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

Wade-Gayles, Gloria.  “Black Women Journalists in the South, 1880-1905: An Approach to the Study of Black Women’s History.”  Callaloo 11/13 (February 1981): 138-152.

Wacker, Mary C.  “Broadening the Focus: Women’s Voices in the New Journalism.”  PhD dissertation, Marquette University, 2018.

Wagner, Lilya.  Women War Correspondents of World War II.  Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1989.

Watts, Liz.  “AP’s First Female Reporters.”  Journalism History 39:1 (Spring 2013): 15-28.

Webb, Shelia M. “The Delphian Society and Its Publications: A Historical and Cultural Analysis of a Primer for Middle-Class Women’s Education.” Journalism History 45:2 (2019): 176-198.

Wells, Jonathan Daniel.  “A Voice in the Nation: Women Journalists in the Early Nineteenth-Century South.”  American Nineteenth Century History 9 (June 2008): 165–82.

Wells, Jonathan Daniel.  Women Writers and Journalists in the Nineteenth-Century South.  New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Westkaemper, Emily.  Selling Women’s History: Packaging Feminism in Twentieth-Century American Popular Culture.  New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2016.

Wheeler, Belinda. “Expansive Modernism: Female Editors, Little Magazines, and New Book Histories.”  PhD dissertation, Southern Illinois University, 2011.

Whitt, Jan.  Women in American Journalism: A New History.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.

Whyte, Marama. “The Worst Divorce Case That Ever Happened: The New York Times Women’s Caucus and Workplace Feminism.” Modern American History 3: 2/3 (November 2020): 153-174.

Wigginton, Caroline.  In the Neighborhood: Women’s Publication in Early America.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2016.

Wilmot Voss, Kimberly.  “Redefining Women’s News: A Case Study of Three Women’s Page Editors and Their Framing of the Women’s Movement.”  PhD dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, 2004.

Wilmot Voss, Kimberly.  “The Penney-Missouri Awards: Honoring the Best in Women’s News.”  Journalism History 32:1 (Spring 2006): 43-50.

Wirth, Eileen M.  From Society Page to Front Page: Nebraska Women in Journalism.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2013.

Zachodnik, Teresa.  Press, Platform, Pulpit: Black Feminists Publics in the Era of Reform. Knoxville: University Press of Tennessee, 2012.

Zuckerman, Mary Ellen.  Sources on the History of Women’s Magazines: An Annotated Bibliography.  New York: Greenwood Press, 1991.

Zuckerman, Mary Ellen.  A History of Popular Women’s Magazines in the United States, 1792-1995.  Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1998.

Representations of Women in Mass Media/Coverage of Women and “Women’s Issues”

Adams, Katherine H., Michael L. Keene, and Jennifer C. Koella, eds.  Seeing the American Woman, 1880-1920: The Social Impact of the Visual Media Explosion.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012.

Adkins Covert, Tawnya J. Manipulating Images: World War II Mobilization of Women through Magazine Advertising. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011.

Afflerbach, Ian.  “Cocktails or Communism?  Vanity Fair’s Belated Women of the 1930s.”  American Periodicals 29:1 (2019): 26-42.

Ashley, Laura, and Beth Olson.  “Constructing Reality: Print Media’s Framing of the Women’s Movement, 1966-1986.”  Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 75:2 (Summer 1998): 263-276.

Banta, Martha.  Imaging American Women: Ideas and Ideals in Cultural History.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1987.

Barasko, Maryann, and Brian F. Schaffner.  “Winning Coverage: News Media Portrayals of the Women’s Movement, 1969-2004.”  Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics 11:4 (Fall 2006): 22-44.

Barker-Plummer, Bernadette.  “News as a Political Resource: Media Strategies and Political Identity in the U.S. Women’s Movement, 1966-1975.”  Critical Studies in Mass Communication 12:3 (September 1995): 306-324.

Barker-Plummer, Bernadette.  “News and Feminism: A Historic Dialog.”  Journalism and Communication Monographs 12:3/4 (Autumn/Winter 2010).

Beasley, Maurine, and Paul Belgrade. “Media Coverage of a Silent Partner: Mamie Eisenhower as First Lady.” American Journalism 3 (1986): 39–49.

Beasley, Maurine H.  First Ladies and the Press: The Unfinished Partnership of the Media Age.  Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2005.

Block, Sharon.  “Rape without Women: Print Culture and the Politicization of Rape, 1765-1815,” Journal of American History 89:33 (December 2002): 849-868.

Bragg, Susan. “Race Women, Crisis Maids, and NAACP Sweethearts: Gender and the Visual Culture of the NAACP in the Early Twentieth Century.” American Studies 59:3 (2020): 77-98.

Botting, Eileen Hunt.  “Making an American Feminist Icon: Mary Wollstonecraft’s Reception in US Newspapers, 1800-1869.”  History of Political Thought 34:2 (Summer 2013): 273-295.

Bronstein, Carolyn. “Representing the Third Wave: Mainstream Print Media Framing of a New Feminist Movement.” Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 82:4 (Winter 2005): 783-803.

Bunker, Gary L.  “The Art of Condescension: Postbellum Caricature and Woman Suffrage.” Common-Place 7 (April 2007), http://www.common-place.org. 

Burns, Lisa M. “First Ladies as Political Women: Press Framing of Presidential Wives, 1900–2001.” PhD dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, 2004. 

Burns, Lisa M.  First Ladies and the Fourth Estate: Press Framing of Presidential Wives. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2008. 

Burt, Elizabeth V.  “The Wisconsin Press and Woman Suffrage, 1911-1919: An Analysis of Factors Affecting Coverage of Ten Diverse Newspapers.”  Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 73: 3 (Autumn 1996): 620-634.

Cady, Kathryn.  “Labor and Women’s Liberation: Popular Readings of The Feminine Mystique.”  Women’s Studies in Communication 32 (2009): 348-379.

Chen, Eva.  “The Hate That Changed: Cycling Romance and the Aestheticization of Women Cyclists.” Victorian Periodicals Review 52:3 (Fall 2019): 489-517.

Cimons, Marlene.  “Menopause: Milestone of Misery?  A Look at Media Messages to Our Mothers and Grandmothers.”  American Journalism 23:1 (Winter 2006): 63-94.   

Clark, Jennifer Susanne. “Mapping Feminism: Representing Women’s Liberation in 1970s Popular Media.”  PhD dissertation, University of Southern California, 2007.

Cocks, Catherine.  “Rethinking Sexuality in the Progressive Era.”  Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 5:2 (April 2006): 93-118.  (useful historiographic essay with excellent footnotes)

Cooper, Anne Messerly. “Suffrage as News: Ten Dailies’ Coverage of the Nineteenth Amendment.” American Journalism 1, no. 1 (1983): 75–91.

Docherty, Linda J.  “Women as Readers: Visual Interpretations.”  Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 107:2 (1998): 335-388.

Douglas, Susan J. Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media.  New York: Times Books, 1994.

Dow, Bonnie J.  Prime-Time Feminism: The Mass Media and the Women’s Movement Since 1970.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996.

Dow, Bonnie J.  “Feminism, Miss America, and Media Mythology,” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 6:1 (2003): 127-160.

Dow, Bonnie J.  Watching Women’s Liberation, 1970: Feminism’s Pivotal Year on Network News.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2014.

Edenborg, Katherine Erin Roberts. “Window Panes and Mirror Frames: Social Constructions of American Girlhood in Children’s Pages and Periodicals (1865–1952).”  PhD dissertation, University of Minnesota, 2011. 

Endres, Kathleen. “In Their Own Voices: Women Redefine and Frame Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964.” American Journalism 26 (Winter 2009):  55–80.

Endres, Kathleen L.  “The Feminism of Bernarr Macfadden: Physical Culture Magazine and the Empowerment of Women.”  Media History Monographs 13:2 (2011): 1-14.

Falk, Erika.  Women for President: Media Bias in Eight Campaigns.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.

Finneman, Teri.  “Covering a Countermovement on the Verge of Defeat: The Press and the 1917 Social Movement Against Woman Suffrage.” American Journalism 36:1 (Winter 2019): 124-143.

Finneman, Teri.  Press Portrayals of Women Politicians, 1870s-2000s.  Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016. 

Finneman, Terry.  “The Greatest of Its Kind Ever Witnessed in America: The Press and the 1913 Women’s March on Washington.” Journalism History 44:2 (Summer 2018): 109-116.

Flamiano, Dolores.  “The Birth of a Notion: Media Coverage of Contraception, 1915-1917.”  Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 75:3 (Autumn 1998): 560-571.

Flamiano, Dolores. “Covering Contraception: Discourses of Gender, Motherhood, and Sexuality in Women’s Magazines, 1938–1969.” American Journalism 17, no. 3 (2000): 59–87.

Freedman, Estelle.  “Crimes Which Startle and Horrify: Gender, Age, and the Radicalization of Sexual Violence in White American Newspapers, 1870-1900.”  Journal of the History of Sexuality 20:3 (September 2011): 465-497.

Freeman, Elizabeth.  “What Factory Girls Had Power to Do: The Techno-Logic of Working-Class Feminine Publicity in The Lowell Offering.”  Arizona Quarterly 50:2 (Summer 1994): 109-128

Gabrial, Brian..  “A Woman’s Place’: Defiance and Obedience Newspaper Stories about Women during the Trial of John Brown.”  American Journalism 25:1 (Winter 2008): 7-29.

Gado, Mark.  Death Row Women: Murder, Justice, and the New York Press.  Westport, CT: Praeger, 2008.

Gallo, Marcia M.  “The Ladder: A Lesbian Review, 1956-1972.”  Women and Social Movements in the United States 14:2 (2010): 1-12.

Garvey, Ellen Gruber.  “Reframing the Bicycle: Advertising-Supported Magazines and Scorching Women.”  American Quarterly 47:1 (March 1995): 66-101.

Gilding, Anna Luker.  “Preserving Sentiments: American Women’s Magazines of the 1830s and the Networks of Antebellum Print Culture.”  American Periodicals 23:2 (2013): 156-171.

Goila, Julie A.  “Courting Women, Courting Advertisers: The Woman’s Page and the Transformation of the American Newspaper, 1895-1935.”  Journal of American History 103:3 (December 2016): 606-628.

Goldstein, Cynthia.  “The Press and the Beginning of the Birth Control Movement in the United States.”  PhD dissertation, Penn State University, 1985.

Goodly, A.  “Consider Your Grandmothers:  Modernism, Gender, and the New York Press.”  Media History 7:1 (June 2001): 47-56.

Gould, Lewis. “First Ladies and the Press: Bess Truman to Lady Bird Johnson.” American Journalism 1, no. 1 (1983): 47–62.

Grasso, Linda M.  “Differently Radical: Suffrage Issues and Feminist Ideas in the Crisis and the Masses.”  American Journalism 36:1 (Winter 2019): 71-98.

Gruber Garvey, Ellen.  “Less Work for ‘Mother’: Rural Readers, Farm Papers, and the Makeover of the ‘Revolt of the Mother.’” Legacy 26:1 (2009): 119-135.

Haralovich, Mary Beth, and Laren Rabinovitz, eds.  Television, History, and American Culture: Feminist Critical Essays.  Durham: Duke University Press, 1999.

Hargrave, Lindsay, and Carolyn Kitch.  “Life on Campus: Life Magazine’s ‘College Girl’ as an Ordinary and Ideal Symbol of America in the 1930s.” Journalism History 47:2 (2021): 170-188.  

Harp, Dustin.  Desperately Seeking Women Readers: U.S. Newspapers and the Construction of Female Readership.  Lanham: Lexington Books, 2007.

Hinderliter, Jillian M.  “Muckraking Wonders: Jewish Journalist-Activists of the US Women’s Health Movement, 1969-1990.” American Jewish History 104 2/3 (April/July 2020): 371-395.

Honey, Maureen, ed.  Breaking the Ties that Bind: Popular Stories of the New Woman, 1915-1930.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1998.

Horohoe, Jill. “First Ladies as Modern Celebrities: Politics and the Press in Progressive Era.”  PhD dissertation, Arizona State University, 2011. 

Howell, Sharon.  Reflections of Ourselves: The Mass Media and the Women’s Movement, 1963 to Present.  New York: Peter Lang, 1990.

Huebsch, Sarah.  From the “Housekeeper’s Column” to the “Confidential Chat”: Letters to the Boston Globe, 1900–1970.   Waltham: Brandeis University Press, 1971.

Johnson, Bethany, and Margaret M. Quinlan.  You’re Doing it Wrong! Mothering, Media, and Medical Expertise.  New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2019.

Jones, Robert B. “Defenders of ‘Constitutional Rights’ and ‘Womanhood’: The Antisuffrage Press and the Nineteenth Amendment in Tennessee.” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 71 (Spring 2012): 46–69. 

Jordan, Tessa, and Michelle Meagher.  “Introduction: Feminist Periodical Studies.”  American Periodicals 28:2 (2018): 93-104.

Kent, Holly.  “Wearing Black, Wearing Bows: Union Women and the Politics of Dress in the US Fashion Press, 1861-1865.”  Women’s History Review 26:4 (August 2017): 555-567.

Kitch, Carolyn. “The American Woman Series: Gender and Class in the Ladies’ Home Journal, 1897.” Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 75:2 (Summer 1998): 243-262.

Kunzel, Regina.  “Pulp Fictions and Problem Girls: Reading and Rewriting Single Pregnancy in the Postwar United States.”  American Historical Review 100 (December 1995): 1465-1487.

Lauters, Amy Mattson.  “More than a Farmer’s Wife: Constructions of American Farm Women in Selected Media, 1910–1960.”  PhD dissertation, University of Minnesota, 2005.

Lebovic, Anna.  Refashioning Feminism: American Vogue, the Second Wave, and the Transition to Postfeminism.” Journal of Women’s History 31:1 (Spring 2019): 109-132.

Lemus, Cheryl K. “The Maternity Racket: Medicine, Consumerism, and the Modern American Pregnancy, 1876–1960.”  PhD dissertation, Northern Illinois University, 2011.

Lewis, Charles, and John Neville.  “Images of Rosie: A Content Analysis of Women Workers in American Magazine Advertising, 1940-1946.”  Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 71:1 (Spring 1995): 216-227.

Lewis, Tiffany.  “Mediating Political Mobility as Stunt-Girl Entertainment: Newspaper Coverage of New York’s Suffrage Hike to Albany.” American Journalism 36:1 (Winter 2019): 99-123.

Lisenby, Foy. “American Women in Magazine Cartoons.” American Journalism 2 (1985): 130–34.

List, Karen. “Magazine Portrayals of Women’s Role in the New Republic.” Journalism History 13:2 (Summer 1986): 64-70.

List, Karen K. “Realities and Possibilities: The Lives of Women in Periodicals of the New Republic.” American Journalism 11, no. 1 (1994): 20–38.

Littauer, Amanda H.  Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion Before the Sixties.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015.

Lumsden, Linda J.  “Beauty and the Beasts: The Significance of Press Coverage of the 1913 National Suffrage Parade.”  Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 77:3 (Autumn 2000): 593-611.

Lumsen, Linda.  “The Essentialist Agenda of the ‘Woman’s Angle’ in Cold War Washington.”  Journalism History 33:1 (Spring 2007): 2-13.

Lumsen, Linda.  “Women’s Lib Has No Soul? Analysis of Women’s Movement Coverage in Black Periodicals, 1968-73.” Journalism History 35:3 (Fall 2009): 118-130.

Lumsen, Linda J. “Historiography: Woman Suffrage and the Media.”  American Journalism 36:1 (Winter 2019): 4-31.

McBride, Genevieve G., and Stephen R. Byers. ‘Dear Mrs. Griggs’: Women Readers Pour Out Their Hearts from the Heartland.  Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2014. 

McEuen, Melissa A. Making War, Making Women: Femininity and Duty on the American Home Front, 1941-1945. Athens University of Georgia Press, 2011

Marcellus, Jane.  “Bo’s’n’s Whistle: Representing Rosie the Riveter on the Job.”  American Journalism 22:2 (Spring 2005): 83-110.

Marcellus, Jane.  “Woman as Machine: Representation of Secretaries in Postwar Magazines.”  Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 83:1 (Spring 2006): 101-115.

Marcellus, Jane.  Business Girls & Two-Job Wives: Emerging Media Stereotypes of Employed Women.  Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2011.

Mendes, Kaitlynn.  “Reporting the Women’s Movement.”  Feminist Media Studies 11:4 (December 2011): 483-498.

Mendes, Kaitlynn. “Feminism Rules! Now, Where’s My Swimsuit? Re-evaluating Discourse in Print Media, 1968–2008.” Media, Culture, and Society 34 (July 2012): 554–70.

Meyerowitz, Joanne.  “Women, Cheesecake, and Borderline Material: Responses to Girlie Pictures in the Mid-Twentieth Century US.”  Journal of Women’s History 8:3 (Fall 1996): 9-35.

Mills, Nancy Patton. “Portraits through the Lens of Historicity: The American Family as Portrayed in Ladies’ Home Journal, 1950–1959.”  PhD dissertation, Duquesne University, 2006.

Moskowitz, Eva.  “It’s Good to Blow Your Top’: Women’s Magazines and a Discourse of Discontent, 1945-1965.”  Journal of Women’s History 8 (Fall 1996): 66-98.

Murshree, Vanessa, and Karla K. Gower.  “Mission Accomplished: Margaret Sanger and the National Committee on Federal Legislation for Birth Control, 1929-1937.” American Journalism 25:2 (Spring 2008): 7-32.

Parry, Manon.  Broadcasting Birth Control: Mass Media and Family Planning.  New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2013.

Patterson, Martha H.  Beyond the Gibson Girl: Reimagining the American New Woman, 1895-1915.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2005.

Ping, Laura J.  “He May Sneer at the Course We Are Pursuing to Gain Justice: Lydia Sayer Hasbrouck, The Sibyl, and Corresponding About Women’s Suffrage.”  New York History 98:3/4 (Summer/Fall 2017): 317-328.

Pitzulo, Carrie.  “The Battle in Every Man’s Bed: Playboy and the Fiery Feminists.”  Journal of the History of Sexuality17:2 (May 2008): 259-289.

Ray, Angela G. “Representing the Working Class in Early U.S. Feminist Media: The Case of Hester Vaughn.” Women’s Studies in Communication 26:1 (Spring 2003): 1-26.

Ricciotti, Dominic.  “Popular Art in Godey’s Lady’s Book: An Image of the American Woman, 1830-1860.”  Historical New Hampshire 27: 1 (1972): 3-26.

Roessner, Amber. “The ‘Ladies’ and the ‘Tramps.’” Journalism History 39 (Fall 2013): 134–144.

Roessner, L. Amber.  “The Voices of Public Opinion: Lingering Structures of Feeling about Women’s Suffrage in 1917 U.S. Newspaper Letters to the Editor.” Journalism History 46:2 (June 2020): 124-144.

Roggenkamp, Karen.  Sympathy, Madness, and Crime: How Four Nineteenth-Century Journalists Made the Newspaper Women’s Business.  Kent: Kent State University Press, 2016.

Rosoff, Nancy G. “‘The winning girl’: Images of Athletic Women in American Popular Culture, 1880-1920.” PhD dissertation, Temple University, 2004. 

Sealander, Judith.  “Antebellum Black Press Images of Women.”  Western Journal of Black Studies 6 (Fall 1982): 159-165. 

Shevelow, Kathryn.  Women and Print Culture: The Construction of Femininity in the Early Periodical. New York: Routledge, 1989.

Smith, Pete. “To Be Up and Doing: Kate Markham Power’s Crusade Journalism and Case Against Woman Suffrage in the Postbellum South.” Mississippi Quarterly 73:3 (2020): 387-421.

Soderlund, Gretchen.  Sex Trafficking, Scandal, and the Transformation of Journalism, 1885-1917.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.

Spaulding, Stacy. “Did Women Listen to News? A Critical Examination of Landmark Radio Audience Research (1935–1948).”  Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 82 (Spring 2005): 44–61.

Staub, Catherine, Amy Vaughan, and Alina Dorion. “Framing Women’s Roles in Twentieth-Century Farming: A Content Analysis of Cover Images from Successful Farming and the Farm Journal.” Journal of Magazine Media 21:1 (Spring 2021): 45-79.

Stempel Mumford, Laura.  Love and Ideology in the Afternoon: Soap Opera, Women, and Television Genre.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995. 

Stanfield. Susan J.  Rewriting Citizenship: Women, Race, and Nineteenth-Century Print Culture.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2022.  

Streitmatter, Rodger. “Transforming the Women’s Pages: Strategies That Worked.” Journalism History 24:2 (Summer 1998): 72-81.

Suzuki, Noriko.  The Re-Invention of the American West: Women’s Periodicals and Gendered Geography in the Late-Nineteenth Century United States.  Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2009.

Terry, Thomas C., Donald L. Shaw, and Bradley J. Hamm.  “Pious, Pure, Submissive, and Domestic? The Transformation and Representation of Women in American Newspapers.” Atlanta Review of Journalism History 10:1 (spring 2012): 1-24.

Tuchman, Gaye, Arlene Kaplan Daniels, and James Benet, eds. Hearth and Home: Images of Women in the Media. New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.

Unger, Nancy C.  “Legacies of Belle La Follette’s Big Tent Campaigns for Women’s Suffrage.” American Journalism36:1 (Winter 2019): 51-70.

Voss, Kimberly Wilmot. “Forgotten Feminist: Women’s Page Editor Maggie Savoy and the Growth of Women’s Liberation Awareness in Los Angeles.” California History 86: 2 (2009): 48–64.

Voss, Kimberly, and Lance Speere. “More Than Rations, Passions, and Fashions: Re-Examining the Women’s Pages in the Milwaukee Journal.” American Journalism 33:3 (2016): 242-264.

Voss, Kimberly Wilmot.  Re-Evaluating Women’s Page Journalism in the Post- World War II Era: Celebrating Soft News.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

Wadsworth, Sarah, ed.  “The Woman’s Building Library of the World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893.”  Libraries & Culture 41 (Winter 2006): 1–167. Special issue.

Waller, Robert A. “Women and the Typewriter During the First Fifty Years, 1873-1923.” Studies in Popular Culture 9.1 (1986) 39-50. 

Wang, Jennifer Hyland. “Convenient Fictions: The Construction of the Daytime Broadcast Audience, 1927–1960.” PhD dissertation, University of Wisconsin- Madison, 2006.

Webb, Shelia M.  “The Woman Citizen: A Study of How News Narratives Adapt to a Changing Social Environment.”  American Journalism 29:2 (Spring 2012): 9-36.

Wilmot Vos, Kimberly.  “Dorothy Jurney: A National Advocate for Women’s Pages as they Evolved and then Disappeared.” Journalism History 36:1 (Spring 2010): 13-22.

Woolner, Cookie.  “Woman Slain in Queer Love Brawl: African-American Women, Same-Sex Desire, and Violence in the Urban North.”  Journal of African American History 100:3 (Summer 2015): 406-427.    Study of coverage in tabloid newspapers

Yang, Mei-ling. “Selling Patriotism: The Representation of Women in Magazine Advertising in World War II.” American Journalism  12, no. 3 (1995): 304–20.

Yang, Mei-Ling.  “Women’s Pages or People’s Pages? The Production of News for Women in the Washington Post in the 1950s.”  Journalism and Mass Communications Quarterly 73 (Summer 1996): 364-378.

Feminist/Women’s Rights Press

Beins, Agatha, and Julie R. Enszer. “We Couldn’t Get Them Printed, So We Learned to Print: Ain’t I a Woman? And the Iowa City Women’s Press.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies 34:2 (2013): 186-221. 

Beins, Agatha.  Liberation in Print: Feminist Periodicals and Social Movement Identity.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2017.

Beins, Agatha.  “A Political Pause: Multiple Temporalities of Activism in the Feminist Newspaper Distaff.”  Feminist Formations 33:3 (Winter 2021): 26-50.

Boylan, Anne M.  The Origins of Women’s Activism: New York and Boston, 1797-1840.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002.

Bradley, Patricia.  Mass Media and the Shaping of American Feminism, 1963-1975.  Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2003.

Burt, Elizabeth V. “Dissent and Control in a Woman Suffrage Periodical: 30 Years of the Wisconsin Citizen.” American Journalism 16, no. 2 (1999): 39–61.

Burt, Elizabeth V. “Journalism of the Suffrage Movement: 25 Years of Recent Scholarship.” American Journalism 17, no. 1 (2000): 73–86.

Carver, Mary M. “Everyday Women Find Their Voice in the Public Sphere: Consciousness Raising in Letters to the Editor of the Woman’s Journal.” Journalism History 34:1 (Spring 2008): 15-22.

Chapman, Mary, and Angela Mills, eds. Treacherous Texts: U.S. Suffrage Literature, 1846–1946. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2011. 

Chapman, Mary.  Making Noise, Making News: Suffrage Print Culture and U.S. Modernism.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Cramer, Janet M.  “Women as Citizens: Race, Class, and the Discourse of Women’s Citizenship, 1894-1909.”  Journalism Monographs 165 (March 1998).

Cran, Rona.  “Space Occupied: Women Poet-Editors and the Mimeograph Revolution in Mid-Century New York City.” Journal of American Studies 55:2 (2021): 474-501.

Cronin, Mary M. “‘Those Who Toil and Spin’: Female Textile Operatives’ Publications in New England and the Response to Working Conditions, 1840–1850.” American Journalism 16, no. 2 (1999): 17–37.

Cox Bennion, Sherilyn. “The New Northwest and Woman’s Exponent: Early Voices for Suffrage.” Journalism Quarterly54:2 (1977): 286-292.

Cox Bennion, Sherilyn.  “Woman Suffrage Papers of the West, 1869-1914.” American Journalism 3:3 (1986): 129-141.

Doherty, Maggie.  “More than Magazines: Ms., Sassy, and Fifty Years of Feminism.” Yale Review 111:3 (Fall 2023): 158-176.

Enszer, Julie.  “The Whole Naked Truth of Our Lives: Lesbian-Feminist Print Culture from 1969 Through 1989.”  PhD dissertation, University of Maryland, 2013

Enszer, Julie R.  “Night Heron Press and Lesbian Print Culture in North Carolina, 1976-1983.” Southern Cultures 21:2 (Summer 2015): 43-56.

Farrell, Amy E.  Yours in Sisterhood: Ms. Magazine and the Promise of Popular Feminism.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998.

Gelfand, Rachael.  “Come Out Slugging!: The Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance, 1972-1975.” Southern Cultures 26:3 (Fall 2020): 86-103.

Gallo, Marcia M.  Different Daughters: A History of the Daughters of Bilitis and the Rise of the Lesbian Rights Movement. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2006.

Harker, Jaime, and Cecilia Konchar Farr, eds.  The Book is an Action: Feminist Print Culture and Activist Aesthetics.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015.

Hogan, Kristen.  The Feminist Bookstore Movement: Lesbian Antiracism and Feminist Accountability. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016.

Hogeland, Lisa Maria.  Feminism and Its Fictions: The Consciousness-Raising Novel and the Women’s Liberation Movement. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.

Howell, Sharon.  Reflections of Ourselves: The Mass Media and the Women’s Movement, 1963 to Present.  New York: Peter Lang, 1990.

Lange, Allison K.  Picturing Political Power: Images in the Women’s Suffrage Movement.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020.

Lerner, Gerda.  The Grimke Sisters From South Carolina: Pioneers for Women’s Rights and Abolition.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.  revised edition.

Lucht, Tracy. “Amelia Bloomer, The Lily, and Early Feminist Discourse in the US.” American Journalism 38:4 (Fall 2021): 391-415.

Lueck, Therese. “Women’s Moral Reform Periodicals of the 19th Century: A Cultural Feminist Analysis of The Advocate.” American Journalism 16, no. 3 (1999): 37–52.

Lumsen, Linda. “Suffragist: The Making of a Militant.” Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 72:3 (Autumn 1995): 525-538.

Lumsden, Linda. “‘Excellent Ammunition’: Suffrage Newspaper Strategies During World War I.” Journalism History 25:2 (Spring 1999): 53-63. 

McKinney, Cait.  Information Activism: A Queer History of Lesbian Media Technologies.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2020.

Masel-Waters, Lynne.  “Their Rights and Nothing More: A History of The Revolution.”  Journalism Quarterly 53 (Summer 1976): 242-251.  (women suffrage newspaper)

Masel-Waters, Lynne.  “To Hustle with the Rowdies: The Organization and Functions of the American Woman Suffrage Press.”  Journal of American Culture 3:1 (Spring 1980): 167-183.

Mitchell, Catherine. “Historiography: A New Direction for Research on the Women’s Rights Press.” Journalism History19:2 (Summer 1993): 59-63.

Morris, Monica B.  “Newspapers and the New Feminists: Blackout as Social Control.”  Journalism Quarterly 50 (1973): 37-42.

Pierce, Jennifer B.  “Science, Advocacy, and the ‘Sacred and Intimate Things of Life’:  Representing Motherhood as a Progressive Era Cause in Women’s Magazines.”  American Periodicals 18:1 (2008): 69-95.   

Ramsey, E. Michele. “Inventing Citizens During World War I: Suffrage Cartoons in The Woman Citizen.” Western Journal of Communication 64:2 (Spring 2000): 113-147.

Richardson, Todd H.  “Publishing the Cause of Suffrage: The Woman’s Journal’s Appropriation of Ralph Waldo Emerson in Postbellum America.”  New England Quarterly 79 (December 2006): 578–608.

Russo, Ann, and Cheris Kramarae.  The Radical Women’s Press of the 1850s.  New York: Routledge, 1991.

Samer, Rox.  Lesbian Potentialities and Feminist Media in the 1970s. Durham: Duke University Press, 2021.

Sedgwick, Claire.  Feminist Media: From the Second Wave to the Digital Age. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2020.

Solomon, Martha M.  A Voice of Their Own: The Woman Suffrage Press, 1840-1910. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1991.

Steiner, Linda.  “The Woman’s Suffrage Press 1850-1900: A Cultural Analysis.”  PhD dissertation, University of Illinois, 1979.

Steiner, Linda. “Finding Community in Nineteenth Century Suffrage Periodicals.” American Journalism 1:1 (1983): 1-15. 

Steiner, Linda, Carolyn Kitch, and Brooke Kroeger, eds.  Front Pages, Front Lines: Media and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2020.

Streitmatter, Rodger.  “Vice Versa: America’s First Lesbian Magazine.” American Periodicals 8 (1998): 78-95.

 Voss, Kimberly Wilmot.  Women Politicking Politely: Advancing Feminism in the 1960s and 1970s.  Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.

Studies of Individual Women

Additional listings of biographical studies of female writers might be listed on the general biographies page.  

Alland, Alexander, Sr.  Jessie Tarbox Beals: First Woman News Photographer.  New York: Camera/Graphic Press, 1978.

Alpern, Sara.  Freda Kirchwey: A Woman of the Nation.  Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1987. (editor at The Nation magazine)

Banks, Elizabeth L.  The Autobiography of a ‘Newspaper Girl.’  New York: Dodd, Mead, and Co., 1902.

Banks, Elizabeth L.  Campaigns of Curiosity: Journalistic Adventures of an American Girl in Late-Victorian London.  Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003.  (reprint of 1894 edition)

Bay, Mia.  To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells.  New York: Hill and Wang, 2008.

Baym, Nina.  “Onward Christian Women: Sarah J. Hale’s History of the World.”  New England Quarterly 63:2 (June 1990): 249-270.

Bearden, Jim, and Linda Jean Butler.  Shadd: The Life and Times of Mary Shadd Cary.  Toronto: N.C. Press, 1977.

Beasley, Maurine.  “Mary Clemmons Ames: A Victorian Woman Journalist.”  Hayes Historical Review (Spring 1978): 57-63.

Beasley, Maurine. “Mary Marvin Breckinridge Patterson: Case Study of One of ‘Murrow’s Boys.” Journalism History 20:1 (Spring 1994):25-33.

Bennett, Milly.  On Her Own: Journalistic Adventures from San Francisco to the Chinese Revolution, 1917-1927.  Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1993.

Blanchard, Paula.  Margaret Fuller from Transcendentalism to Revolution.  New York: Dell, 1978.

Bosisio, Matthew J. “Hazel Brannon Smith: Pursuing Truth at Her Peril.” American Journalism 18, no. 4 (Fall 2001): 69–83.

Bourke-White, Margaret.  Portrait of Myself.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. (photojournalist)

Brady, Kathleen. Ida Tarbell: Portrait of a Muckraker. New York: Putnam’s, 1984.  

Beasley, Maureen.  Ruby A. Black: Eleanor Roosevelt, Puerto Rico, and Political Journalism in Washington.  Lanham: Lexington Books, 2017. 

Britt, Albert.  Ellen Browning Scripps: Journalist and Idealist.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1961.

Brooks, Shelia, and Clint C. Wilson II.  Lucile H. Bluford and the Kansas City Call: Activist Voice for Social Justice.  Lanham: Lexington Books, 2018.

Broussard, Jinx C. “Mary Church Terrell: A Black Woman Journalist and Activist Seeks to Elevate Her Race.” American Journalism19:4 (2002): 13-35.

Broussard, Jinx Coleman.  “Exhortation to Action: The Writings of Amy Jacques Garvey, Journalist and Black Nationalist.”  Journalism History 32:2 (Summer 2006): 87-95.

Burt, Elizabeth. “Rediscovering Zona Gale, Journalist.” American Journalism 12, no. 4 (1995): 444–461.

Burt, Elizabeth V. “Pioneering for Women Journalists: Boston’s Sallie Joy White.” American Journalism 18, no. 2 (2001): 39–63. 

Burt, Olive.  First Woman Editor: Sarah J. Hale. New York: Messner, 1960.

Carpenter, Iris.  No Woman’s World.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1946.  (war correspondent)

Carpenter, Liz.  Ruffles and Flourishes.  College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1993.

Carter, Sue.  “Women Don’t Do News:  Fran Harris and Detroit’s Radio Station WWJ.”   Michigan Historical Review 24 (Fall 1998): 76-87.

Carter Olson, Candi S. “We Tell the Stories of the People: Toki Schalk Johnson and Hazel Garland Integrating White Spaces While Representing Black Voices.” Journalism History 40:4 (2015): 240-251.

Carter Olson, Candi S. “This Was No Place for a Woman: Gender Judo, Gender Stereotypes, and World War II Correspondent Ruth Cowan.” American Journalism 34:4 (2017): 427-447.

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Dalton, Joseph.  Washington’s Golden Age: Hope Ridings Miller, the Society Beat, and the Rise of Women Journalists.  Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

Daugherty, Tracy.  The Last Love Song: A Biography of Joan Didion. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2015.

Davis, Caitlin S.  “Lee Miller: Photographer of War.”  PhD dissertation, Rutgers University, 2005.

Davis, Deborah.  Katherine the Great: Katharine Graham and Her Washington Post Empire.  New York: Sheridan Square Press, 1991.

Davis, Linda H. Onward and Upward: A Biography of Katharine S. White. New York: Harper & Row, 1989. (New Yorker editor)

Davis, Olga Idriss. “‘I Rose and Found My Voice’: Claiming ‘Voice’ in the Rhetoric of Ida B. Wells,” in Black Women’s Intellectual Traditions: Speaking Their Minds,  ed. Kristin Waters and Carol B. Conaway, 309–27. Burlington: University of Vermont Press, 2007. 

Dell’Orto, Giovanna.  “Memory and Imagination are the Great Deterrents: Martha Gellhorn at War as Correspondent and Literary Author.”  Journal of American Culture 27:3 (September 2004): 303-314.

Dick, Bailey.  “We Females Have to Be Contented with the Tales of Adventures: Trauma and Gender in Dorothy Day’s Early Reporting.” American Journalism 38:21(Winter 2021): 28-53.

Dickerson, Nancy.  Among Those Present: A Reporter’s Viewpoint on Twenty Five Years in Washington.  New York: Random House, 1976.

Dominy, Jordan J. “Reviewing the South: Lillian Smith, South Today, and the Origins of Literary Canons.” Mississippi Quarterly 66 (Winter 2013): 29–50.

Drury, Allen.  Anna Hastings: The Story of a Washington Newspaperperson.  New York: Warner Books, 1977.

Dunnigan, Alice Allison.  A Black Woman’s Experience- From School House to White House.  Philadelphia: Dorrance& Co., 1974.

Eberhard, Wallace B.  “Sarah Porter Hillhouse: Setting the Record Straight,” Journalism History 1 (1974-1975): 133-136.

Eckel, Leslie.  “Margaret Fuller’s Conversational Journalism: New York, London, Rome.” Arizona Quarterly 63:2 (Summer 2007): 27-50.

Edwards, G. Thomas.  “Dear Abigail: The Advice Letters of Abigail Scott Duniway, 1871-1876.”  Oregon Historical Quarterly 118:3 (Fall 2017): 398-419.   Owner of The New Northwest

Eells, George.  Hedda and Louella: A Dual Biography of Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons.  New York: Putnam’s, 1972. (society and gossip commentators)

Ellerbee, Linda.  And So It Goes: Adventures in Television.  New York: Putnam’s, 1986.

Endres, Kathleen.  “Jane Grey Swisshelm: 19th Century Journalist and Feminist.” Journalism History 2 (Winter 1975-76): 128-132.

Entrikin, Isabelle Webb. Sarah Josepha Hale and Godey’s Lady’s Book. Philadelphia: Lancaster Press, 1946. 

Faue, Elizabeth.  Writing the Wrongs: Eva Valesh and the Rise of Labor Journalism.  Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2002.

Finley, Ruth G.  The Lady of Godey’s: Sarah Josepha Hale.  Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1931.

Flanner, Janet.  Janet Flanner’s World.  New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1979. (New Yorker columnist)

Friskien, Amanda. Victoria Woodhull’s Sexual Revolution: Political Theater and the Popular Press in Nineteenth Century America.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.

Fryatt, Norma R.  Sarah Josepha Hale: The Life and Times of a Nineteenth Century Career Woman.  New York: Hawthorne Books, 1975.

Furman, Bess.   Washington By-Line: The Personal History of a Newspaperwoman.  New York: Knopf, 1949. recent reissue available

Gailey, Phil, ed.  The Best of Mary McGrory: A Half Century of Washington Commentary.  Kansas City: Andrews McMeel, 2006.

Garrison, Dee.  Mary Heaton Vorse: The Life of an American Insurgent.  Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1989.

Geyer, Georgie Anne.  Buying the Night Flight: The Autobiography of a Woman Foreign Correspondent.  New York: Delacourte, 1983.  (Chicago Daily News)

Gilley, B. H.  “A Woman for Women: Eliza Nicholson, Publisher of the New Orleans Daily Picayune.”  Louisiana History 30:3 (1989): 233-248.

Goldberg, Vicki.  Margaret Bourke-White: A Biography.  New York: Harper & Row, 1986. (photojournalist)

Gower, Karla K. “Agnes Smedley: A Radical Journalist in Search of a Cause.” American Journalism 13, no. 4 (1996): 416–39.

Graham, Katherine. Personal History. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. (publisher of the Washington Post)

Green, Robin.  The Only Girl: My Life and Times on the Masthead of Rolling Stone.  New York: Little, Brown, 2018.

Greenwald, Marilyn S. “‘All Brides are Not Beautiful’: The Rise of Charlotte Curtis at the New York Times.” Journalism History 22:3 (Summer 1996): 100-109.

Greenwald, Marilyn S.  A Woman of the Times: Journalism, Feminism, and the Career of Charlotte Curtis. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1999.

Greenwald, Marilyn S.  Pauline Frederick Reporting: A Pioneering Broadcaster Covers the Cold War.  Lincoln, NE: Potomac Books, 2014.

Gruber Garvey, Ellen.  “Important, Responsible Work: Willa Cather’s Office Stories and Her Necessary Editorial Career.”  Studies in American Fiction 36:2 (Autumn 2008): 177-196.

Gruber, Ruth.  Ahead of My Time: My Early Years as a Foreign Correspondent.  New York: Carroll & Graff, 1991. (New York Tribune)

Hammer Joy, Betty E.  Angela Hutchinson Hammer: Arizona’s Pioneer Newspaperwoman.  Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, 2005.

Hardin, Marie Christine.  “The Story of Julia Collier Harris: Moving Toward a More Complete History of Women in Twentieth Century Journalism.”  PhD dissertation, University of Georgia, 1998.

Heckman, Meg.  Political Godmother: Nackey Scripps Loeb and the Newspaper that Shook the Republican Party.  Lincoln: Potomac Books, 2020.

Henry, Susan.  “Sarah Goddard, Gentlewoman Printer.”  Journalism Quarterly 57 (Spring 1980): 23-30.

Henry, Susan. “Reporting Deeply and at First Hand: Helen Campbell in the 19th Century Slums.” Journalism History 11:1 (Spring-Summer 1984): 18-25.

Henry, Susan.  “Ruth Hale: A Passionate Contender Caught in a Curious Collaboration.”  Journalism History 28:1 (Spring 2001): 2-15.

Henry, Susan.  Anonymous in Their Own Names: Doris E. Fleischman, Ruth Hale, and Jane Grant. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2012. 

Hershey, Lenore.  Between the Covers: A Lady’s Own Journal.  New York: Coward-McCann, 1983.  (Ladies’ Home Journal)

Hoffart, Sylvia D.  Jane Grey Swisshelm: An Unconventional Life, 1815-1884.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.

Hoge, Alice A.  Cissy Patterson: The Life of Eleanor Medill Patterson, Publisher and Editor of the Washington Times-Herald.  New York: Random House, 1966.

Johnston, Johanna.  Mrs. Satan: The Incredible Saga of Victoria C. Woodhull.  New York: Putnam, 1967.

Jones, Robert, and Louis K. Falk. “Caro Brown and the Duke of Duval: The Story of the First Woman to Win the Pulitzer Prize for Reporting.” American Journalism 14, no. 1 (1997): 40–53.

Jordan, Elizabeth.  Three Rousing Cheers.  New York: D. Appleton- Century, 1938.

Junk, Cheryl Fradette. “Ladies, Arise! The World has Need of You’: Frances Bumpass, Religion, and the Power of the Press, 1851–1860.”  PhD dissertation, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, 2005.

Karcher, Carolyn.  The First Woman in the Republic: A Cultural Biography of Lydia Maria Child. Durham: Duke University Press, 1994.

Keats, John.  You Might as Well Live: The Life and Times of Dorothy Parker.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1970.

Keeshen, Kathleen Kearney. “Marguerite Higgins: Journalist, 1920-1960.” PhD dissertation, University of Maryland, 1983.

Kelly, Florence Finch.  The Flowing Stream: The Story of 56 Years in American Newspaper Life.  New York: Dutton, 1939.

Kilmer, Paulette D. “Teresa Howard Dean: A Trickster Wandering Far and Near in Search of Common Wisdom.” Journalism History 42:1 (2016): 15-23.

Kitch, Carolyn. “The Work That Came Before the Art: Willa Cather as Journalist, 1893-1912.” American Journalism 14, no. 3–4 (1997): 425–40.

Klein, Stacy Jean.  “Wielding the Pen: Margaret Preston, Confederate Nationalist Literature, and the Expansion of Woman’s Place in the South.”  Civil War History 49:3 (September 2003): 221-234.

Knight, Mary.  On My Own.  New York: MacMillan, 1938.

Kochersberger, Robert C.  More Than a Muckraker: Ida Tarbell’s Life in Journalism.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1994.

Kroeger, Brooke. Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist. New York: Times Books, 1994. 

Kuhn, Irene.  Assigned to Adventure.  Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1938.

Kurth, Peter. American Cassandra: The Life of Dorothy Thompson. Boston: Little, Brown, 1990. 

Lafky, Sue Ann.  “The Women of American Journalism.”  PhD dissertation, Indiana University, 1990.

Leidholt, Alexander S. Battling Nell: The Life of Southern Journalist Cornelia Battle Lewis, 1893-1956. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2009.

Lomickey, Carol S.  “Frontier Feminism and the Woman’s Tribune: The Journalism of Clara Bewick Colby.”  Journalism History 28 (Fall 2002): 102-111.

Lucht, Tracy.  Sylvia Porter: America’s Original Personal Finance Columnist.  Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2013.

Lutes, Jean Marie.  “Into the Madhouse with Nellie Bly: Girl Stunt Reporting in Late Nineteenth-Century America.”  American Quarterly 54:2 (June 2002): 217-254.

McBride, Genevieve G., and Stephen R. Byers. “On the Front Page in the ‘Jazz Age’: Journalist Ione Quinby, Chicago’s Ageless ‘Girl Reporter.’” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 106 (Spring 2013): 91–128.

McCabe Booker, Carol, ed.  Alone Atop the Hill: The Autobiography of Alice Dunnigan, Pioneer of the National Black Press. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2015.

McClendon, Sarah.  My Eight Presidents. New York: Wyden Books, 1978.

McClendon, Sarah.  Mr. President! Mr. President!  My Fifty Years Covering the White House.  Santa Monica: General Publishing Group, 1996.

McDonald, Lucile, and Richard McDonald.  A Foot in the Door: The Reminiscences of Lucile McDonald. Pullman: Washington State University Press, 1995.

McMurray, Linda O.  To Keep the Waters Troubled: The Life of Ida B. Wells.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

MacKinnon, Janice R.  Agnes Smedley: The Life and Times of An American Radical.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988.

Mann, Judy.  Mann for all Seasons: Wit and Wisdom from the Washington Post’s Judy Mann.  New York: MasterMedia, 1990.

Martin, Ralph G.  Cissy: The Extraordinary Life of Eleanor Medill Patterson.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1979.

Masel-Waters, Lynne. “For the Poor Mute Mothers? Margaret Sanger and The Woman Rebel.” Journalism History 1131 (Autumn-Winter 1984): 2-37.

Mattson Lauters, Amy.  “From Her Own Point of View: Rediscovering Rose Wilder Lane, Literary Journalist.”  American Journalism 24:1 (Winter 2007): 7-32.

May, Antionette. Witness to War: A Biography of Marguerite Higgins.  New York: Penguin, 1985. 

Merrick, Beverly G. “Ishbel Ross, From Bonar Bridge to Manhattan: The Gaelic Beginnings of an American Reporter.” American Journalism 13, no. 4 (1996): 440–455.

Merrick, Beverly G.  “Jane Grant, The New Yorker and Ross: A Lucy Stoner Practices Her Own Style of Journalism.”  Library Serials 37:2 (Fall 1999).

Merrick, Beverly G.  “From Ghosting to Free Lancing: Mary Margaret McBride Covers Royalty and Radio Rex for The Saturday Evening Post, Women’s Home Companion and Cosmopolitan, 1925 1935.” American Periodicals 9 (1999): 1-24.

Mitchell, Catherine C.  “Horace Greeley’s Star: Margaret Fuller’s New York Tribune Journalism, 1844-1846.”  PhD dissertation, University of Tennessee, 1987.

Mitchell, Catherine C.  Margaret Fuller’s New York Journalism: A Bibliographic Essay and Key Writings.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1995.

Moorehead, Caroline.  Gellhorn: A Twentieth Century Life.  New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2003.  (noted war correspondent and foreign reporter)

Morris, James McGrath.  Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, First Lady of the Black Press.  New York: Harper Collins, 2015.

Moseley, Ann.  “Editing the Scholarly Edition of The Song of the Lark: The Legacy of Cather’s Journalism in the Social and Literary History of the Novel.” American Literary Realism 41:2 (Winter 2009): 133-153.

Mote, Patricia M.  Dorothy Fuldheim: The First Lady of Television News.  Bera, Ohio: Quixote Publications, 1997.

Nissenson, Marilyn.  The Lady Upstairs: Dorothy Schiff and the New York Post.  New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2007.

Noble, Iris.  Nelly Bly- First Woman Reporter.  New York: Messner, 1956.

Norris, John.  Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalism.  New York : Viking, 2015.

Osselaer, Heidi J. “The ONLY Woman Sports Scribe: The Career of Sally Jacobs at the Arizona Republican Newspaper, 1912-1922.” Journal of Arizona History 62:4 (Winter 2021): 507-535.

Ostroff, Roberta. Fire in the Wind: The Life of Dickie Chapelle.  New York: Ballentine Books, 1992. (female war correspondent)

Peko, Samantha Nicole.  “Ada Patterson: The ‘Nellie Bly of the West.”  Journalism History 43:3 (Fall 2017): 162-171.

Peko, Samantha, and Michael S. Sweeney. “Nell Nelson’s Undercover Reporting.”  American Journalism 34:4 (Fall 2017): 448-469.

Penick, Monica.  Tastemaker: Elizabeth Gordon, House Beautiful, and the Postwar American Home.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017.    Editor of House Beautiful magazine

Penrose, Antony.  The Lives of Lee Miller.  New York: Holt, Reinhart & Winston, 1985. (war correspondent)

Pierce, Paula.  “Frances Benjamin Johnston: Mother of American Photojournalism.”  Media History Digest 5:1 (Winter 1985): 54-64.

Porter, Jack N. “Rosa Sonnenschein and the American Jewess: The First Independent English Language Jewish Women’s Journal in the United States.” American Jewish History 68:1 (September 1978): 57-63.

Poucher, Judith G.  “Raising Her Voice: Ruth Perry, Activist and Journalist for the Miami NAACP.”  Florida Historical Quarterly 84 (Spring 2006): 517–40.

Price, Ruth.  The Lives of Agnes Smedley. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Randolph, Josephine D.  “A Notable Pennsylvanian: Ida Minerva Tarbell, 1857-1944.”  Pennsylvania History 66 (Spring 1999): 215-244.

Reed, Barbara Straus. “Rosa Sonnenschien and the American Jewess.” Journalism History 17:3/4 (Autumn 1990/Winter 1991): 54-62.

Rinehart, Mary Roberts.  My Story.  New York: Rinehart, 1947.

Roberts, Nancy L.  Dorothy Day and the ‘Catholic Worker.’  Albany: State University of New York Press, 1984.

Robertson, Nan.  Girls in the Balcony: Women, Men, and the New York Times.  New York: Random House, 1992.

Rollyson, Carl.  Nothing Ever Happens to the Brave: The Story of Martha Gellhorn.  New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1990.

Sanders, Marion K.  Dorothy Thompson: A Legend in Her Time. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973.

Savitch, Jessica.  Anchorwoman.  New York: Putnam, 1982.

Scanlan, Jennifer.  Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Scharnhorst, Gary.  Kate Field: The Many Lives of a Nineteenth Century American Journalist.  Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2008.

Schechter, Patricia A.  Ida B. Well-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001.

Scheeres, Julia, and Allison Gilbert.  Listen, World! How the Intrepid Elsie Robinson Became America’s Most-Read Woman.  New York: Seal Press, 2022.

Schemberger, Melony.  “Breaking News, Breaking Barriers: A Look at Clare Reckert’s Business Reporting in the New York Times.”  Journalism History 44:1 (Spring 2018): 50-56.

Smith, Glenn D.  Something On My Own: Gertrude Berg and American Broadcasting, 1929-1956.  Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2007.

Smith, Henry Ladd.  “The Beauteous Jenny June: Pioneer Woman Journalist.”  Journalism Quarterly 39 (December 1983): 169-174.

Stahl, Leslie.  Reporting Live.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999.

Starck, Lindsay.  “Janet Flanner’s ‘High-Class Gossip’ and American Nationalism Between the Wars.”  Journal of Modern Periodical Studies 7:1/2 (2016): 1-25.

Start, Clarissa.  I’m Glad I’m Not Young Anymore.  St. Louis: Patrice Press, 1990.  (St. Louis Post Dispatch)

Stec, Loretta. “Dorothy Thompson as ‘Liberal Conservative’ Columnist: Gender, Politics, and Journalistic Authority.”  American Journalism 12:2 ( 1995): 162-69. 

Stern, Madeleine B.  The Life of Margaret Fuller.  New York: Dutton, 1942.

Stern, Madeleine B. Purple Passage, The Life of Mrs. Frank Leslie. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1953. 

Stinson, Robert.  “Ida M. Tarbell and the Ambiguities of Feminism.” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 101 (April 1977): 217-239.

Stockley, Grif.  Daisy Bates: Civil Rights Crusader from Arkansas.  Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2005.

Stout, Janis P.  “Willa Cather’s Early Journalism: Gender, Performance, and the ‘Manly Battle Yarn.”  Arizona Quarterly 55 (Autumn 1999): 51-82.

Streitmatter, Rodger L.  “No Taste for Fluff: Ethel L. Payne, African-American Journalist.”  Journalism Quarterly 68 (1991): 528-40. 

Swisshelm, Jane Grey.  Half a Century.  Chicago: Jansen, McClury, and Co., 1880.

Thorne, Ann.  “Developing a Personal Style: Janet Flanner’s Literary Journalism.”  American Journalism 23:1 (Winter 2006): 35-62.

Thomas, Helen.  Dateline: White House.  New York: Macmillan, 1975. (UPI correspondent)

Thomas, Helen.  Front Row at the White House: My Life and Times.  New York: Scribner, 1999.

Thomas, Shannon L.  “What News Must Think When Pondering: Emily Dickinson, the Springfield Daily Republican, and the Poetics of Mass Communication.”  The Emily Dickinson Journal 19:1 (2010): 60-79.

Tomkins, Mary E. Ida M. Tarbell. New York: Twayne, 1974. 

Tozier, Carolyn D. “Pauline Frederick and the Rise of Network Television News, 1948-1960.” PhD dissertation, University of Maryland, 1995.

Twomey, Jane L.  “May Craig: Journalist and Radical Feminist.”  Journalism History 27 (Fall 2001): 129-138.

Underwood, Agness.   Newspaperwoman.  New York: Harper, 1949.

Velloso, Carolina. “A True Newspaper Woman: The Career of Sadie Kneller Miller.” Journalism History 48:1 (2022): 2-18.

Voss, Kimberly Wilmot. “Vivian Castleberry: An Editor ahead of Her Time.” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 110 (April 2007): 515–32.

Voss, Kimberly Wilmot.  “Stirring the Pot in the Midwest: Adding the Story of Chicago Tribune Food Editor Ruth Ellen Church.” Middle West Review 1:2 (Spring 2015): 53-61.

Voss, Kimberly Wilmot, and Lance Speere “A Women’s Page Pioneer: Marie Anderson and Her Influence at the Miami Herald and Beyond.”  Florida Historical Quarterly 85 (Spring 2007): 398–421.

Voss, Kimberly Wilmot.  “A Food Journalism Pioneer: The Story Behind the First New York Times Food Writer Jane Nickerson and Her Food Section, 1942-1957.” Journalism History 46:3 (2020): 248-264.

Wade, Mason.  Margaret Fuller: Whetstone of Genius.  New York: Viking, 1940.

Waller-Zuckerman, Mary Ellen.  “Vera Connolly: Progressive Journalist.”  Journalism History 15:2/3 (Summer-Autumn 1988): 80-88.

Ware, Susan.  It’s One O’clock and Here is Mary Margaret McBride: A Radio Biography.  New York: New York University Press, 2005.

Watts, Liz.  “Bess Furman: Front Page Girl of the 1920s.” Journalism History 26:1 (Spring 2000): 23-33.

Webb, Sheila.  “Radical Portrayals: Dickey Chapelle on the Front Lines.” American Periodicals 26:2 (2016): 183-207.

Weinstein, Elizabeth.  “Married to Rock and Roll: Jane Scott, Mother of Rock Journalism.”  Journalism History 32:3 (Fall 2006): 147-155.

Wilmot Voss, Kimberly.  Vivian Castleberry: Challenging the Traditions of Women’s Role, Newspaper Content, and Community Politics.  Lanham: Lexington Books, 2023.

Wells-Barnett, Ida B.  Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells-Barnett.  Alfreda M. Duster, ed.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1970.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls.  Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farm Journalist: Writings from the Ozarks,  ed. Stephen W. Hines. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2007. 

Woodruff, Judy.  “This is Judy Woodruff at the White House”  Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1982.

Zophy, Angela Marie Howard.  “For the Improvement of my Sex: Sara Josepha Hale’s Editorship of Godey’s Lady’s Book, 1837-1877.”  PhD dissertation, Ohio University, 1978.

Women’s Magazines

Aronson, Amy Beth. “Sons of Liberty and Their Silenced Sisters: ‘Ladies’ Magazines’ and Women’s Self-Representation in the Early Republic.” In Studies in Newspaper and Periodical History: 1995 Annual. Edited by Michael Harris and Tom O’Malley. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997.

Aronson, Amy Beth.  Taking Liberties: Early American Women’s Magazines and Their Readers.  Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2002.

Aronson, Amy.  “Still Reading Women’s Magazines: Reconsidering the Tradition a Half Century After The Feminine Mystique.”  American Journalism 27:2 (Spring 2010): 31-61.

Bak, Emilia Noelle. “The Evolving Bride in Godey’s Lady’s Book.” Journalism History 39 (Fall 2013): 179–188.

Beins, Agatha. “Free Our Sisters, Free Ourselves: Locating U.S. Feminism through Feminist Periodicals, 1970–1983.”  PhD dissertation, Rutgers University, 2011.

Branson, Susan.  “Gendered Strategies for Success in the Early Nineteenth-Century Literary Marketplace: Marry Carr and the Ladies’ Tea Tray.”  Journal of American Studies (Cambridge) 40 (April 2006): 35–51.

Burkhalter, Nancy.  “Women’s Magazines and the Suffrage Movement: Did They Hurt or Hinder the Cause?”  Journal of American Culture 19:2 (Summer 1996): 13-24.

Cane, Aleta F. and Susan Alves, eds., The Only Efficient Instrument: American Women Writers and the Periodical, 1837-1916. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2001.

Carver, Mary M.  “Everyday Women Find Their Voice in the Public Sphere: Consciousness Raising in Letters to the Editor of the Woman’s Journal.” Journalism History 34:1 (Spring 2008): 15-22.

Chuppa-Cornell, Kim.  “Filling a Vacuum: Women’s Health Information in Good Housekeeping’s Articles and Advertisements, 1920-1965.”  Historian 67: 3 (2005): 454-473.

Couturier, Lynn E.  “Considering The Sportswoman, 1924 to 1936: A Content Analysis,” Sport History Review 41 (November 2010): 111–131.

Crawforth, Hannah.  “Surrealism and the Fashion Magazines.”  American Periodicals 14:2 (2004): 212-246.

Damon-Moore, Helen.  Magazines for the Millions: Gender and Commerce in the Ladies Home Journal and Saturday Evening Post. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994.

Endres, Kathleen L., and Therese L. Lueck, eds.  Women’s Periodicals in the United States: Consumer Magazines.  Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995.

Endres, Kathleen L. “Women and the ‘Larger Household’: The Big Six and Muckraking.” American Journalism 14:3/4 (1997): 262-282.

Farrell, Amy E.  Yours in Sisterhood: Ms. Magazine and the Promise of Popular Feminism.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998.

Finneman, Teri.  Press Portrayals of Women Politicians, 1870s- 2000s.  Lanham: Lexington Books, 2015.

Flamiano, Dolores. “Covering Contraception: Discourses of Gender, Motherhood, and Sexuality in Women’s Magazines, 1938–1969.” American Journalism 17, no. 3 (2000): 59–87.

Hunt, Paula.  “Publishing Respectability: Almira Spencer and the Young Ladies Journal of Literature and Science.” American Journalism 40:1 (2023): 26-50.

Jolliffe, Lee, and Terri Catlett.  “Women Editors and the ‘Seven Sisters’ Magazines, 1965-1985: Did They Make a Difference?”  Journalism Quarterly 71 (Winter 1994): 800-808.

Lewis, Mary Jane.  “Godey’s Lady’s Book: Contributions to the Promotion and Development of the American Fashion Magazine in the Nineteenth Century.”  Phd dissertation, New York University, 1996.

Logan, Lisa M. “‘Dear Matron —–‘: Constructions of Women in Eighteenth-Century American Periodical Columns.” Studies in American Humor 11 (2004): 57-61.

Lueck, Therese. “Women’s Moral Reform Periodicals of the 19th Century: A Cultural Feminist Analysis of The Advocate.”  American Journalism 16:3 (1999): 37-52. 

McCall, Laura.  “The Reign of Brute Force is Over Now:’ A Context Analysis of Godey’s Lady’s Book, 1830-1860.”  Journal of the Early Republic 9:2 (1989): 21-36.

McCracken, Ellen.  Decoding Women’s Magazines: From Mademoiselle to Ms.  New York: St. Martins, 1993.

Magid, Nora L.  “The Heart, the Mind, and Pickled Okra: Women’s Magazines in the Sixties.”  North American Review (Winter 1970): 20-29.

Mattson Lauters, Amy.  More Than a Farmer’s Wife: Voices of the American Farm Woman, 1910-1960.  Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2009.

Moskowitz, Eva.  “It’s Good to Blow Your Top’: Women’s Magazines and a Discourse of Discontent, 1945-1965.”  Journal of Women’s History 8 (Fall 1996): 66-98.

Okker, Patricia.  Our Sister Editors: Sarah J. Hale and the Tradition of Nineteenth-Century American Women Editors. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1995.

Patterson, Cynthia Lee. “Performative Morality: Godey’s Match Plates, Nineteenth-Century Stage Practice, and Social/Political/Economic Commentary in America’s Popular Ladies’ Magazine.” Journal of American Culture 48:2 (2014): 613-637.

Rooks, Noliwe M.  Ladies’ Pages: African American Women’s Magazines and the Culture that Made Them.  New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2004.

Scanlon, Jennifer.  Inarticulate Longings: The Ladies Home Journal, Gender, and the Promises of Consumer Culture. New York: Routledge, 1995.

Scott, Linda M.  “Warring Images: Fashion and the Women’s Magazines, 1941-1945.”  Advertising & Society Review 10:2 (2009).

Sopcak-Joseph, Amy.  “Reconstructing and Gendering the Distribution Networks of Godey’s Lady’s Book in the Nineteenth Century.”  Book History 22 (2019): 161-195.

Stein, Sally.  “The Graphic Ordering of Desire: Modernization of a Middle Class Women’s Magazine, 1919-1939.” in The Contest of Meaning: Critical Histories of Photography, Richard Bolton, ed.  Cambridge: MIT Press, 1989.

Steinberg, Salme H.  Reformer in the Marketplace: Edward W. Bok and the Ladies Home Journal.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1979.

Suzuki, Noriko. The Re-invention of the American West: Women’s Periodicals and Gendered Geography in the Late Nineteenth-Century United States.  Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2009. 

Tait, Lisa Olsen. “Between Two Economies: The Business Development of the Young Women’s Journal, 1889–1900.” Journal of Mormon History 38 (Fall 2012): 1–54.

Thom, Mary.  Inside Ms.: 25 Years of the Magazine and the Feminist Movement.  New York: Henry Holt, 1997.

Triece, Mary E.  “The Practical True Woman: Reconciling Women and Work in Popular Mail-Order Magazines, 1900-1920.”  Critical Studies in Mass Communication 16:1 (March 1999): 42-62.

Walker, Nancy A., ed.  Women’s Magazines, 1940-1960: Gender Roles in the Popular Press. Boston: Bedford Books, 1998.

Walker, Nancy A.  Shaping Our Mothers’ World: American Women’s Magazines.  Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2000.

Winkler, Gail Caskey.  “Influence of Godey’s Lady’s Book on the American Woman and Her Home: Contributions to a National Culture (1830-1877).”  PhD dissertation, University of Wisconsin, 1988.

Zuckerman, Mary Ellen. “Pathway to Success: Gertrude Battles Lane and the Woman’s Home Companion.” Journalism History 16:3/4 (Autumn/Winter 1989): 64-75.

Zuckerman, Mary Ellen.  A History of Popular Women’s Magazines in the United States, 1792-1995.  Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1998.

Important Studies of Women’s History and Culture

Albertine, Susan, ed.  A Living of Words: American Women in Print Culture.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1996.

Coontz, Stephanie.   A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s.  New York: Basic Books, 2011.

Davies, Margery.  Woman’s Place is at the Typewriter.  Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1982.

DiCenzo, Maria.  Feminist Media History: Suffrage, Periodicals, and the Public Sphere.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Douglas, Ann. The Feminization of American Culture. New York: Knopf, 1977.

Enstad, Nan.  Ladies of Labor, Girls of Adventure: Working Women, Popular Culture, and Labor Politics at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1999.

Halttunen, Karen.  Confidence Men and Painted Women: A Study of Middle-Class Culture in America, 1830-1870. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982.

Kelley, Mary. “‘The Need of Their Genius’: Women’s Reading and Writing Practices in Early America.” Journal of the Early Republic  28 (Spring 2008): 1–22.

Inniss, Sherrie.  Disco Divas: Women and Popular Culture in the 1970s.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003.

Jack, Belinda.  The Woman Reader.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012.

Kerber, Linda.  Women of the Republic: Intellect and Ideology in Revolutionary America.  New York: W.W. Norton, 1986.

Larson, Kate Clifford.  “The Saturday Evening Girls: A Progressive Era Literary Club and the Intellectual Life of Working Class and Immigrant Girls in Turn of the Century Boston.”  Library Quarterly 71 (April 2001): 195-230.

McLallen, Wendy Weston. “Affectionately Yours: Women’s Correspondence Networks in Eighteenth-Century British America.”  PhD dissertation, Florida State University, 2007.

Parker, Alison.  Purifying America: Women, Cultural Reform, and Pro-Censorship Activism, 1873-1933.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997.

Rothman, Shelia M.  Woman’s Proper Place: A History of Changing Ideals and Practices, 1870 to the Present.  New York: Basic Books, 1978.

Strom, Sharon Hartman.  Beyond the Typewriter: Gender, Class, and the Origins of Modern Office Work, 1900-1933.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992.

Zboray, Ronald J. and Mary Saracino Zboray.  Voices without Votes: Women and Politics in Antebellum New England.  Durham: University of New Hampshire Press, 2010.

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