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A Place in the News: From the Women's Page to the Front Page

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This unique book combines a brief, comprehensive history of women in the American newspaper business over the last one hundred years with a sharp assessment of their present status. Kay Mills describes how today's women journalists have reached their present positions and argues that the increased presence of women reporters is having an important impact on the kind of new ...more
Paperback, 378 pages
Published December 18th 1990 by Columbia University Press (first published 1988)
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Mar 04, 2007 colleen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: journalism
i read this college when i was studying journalism. it had a profound impact on me and the way i decided to approach my career.
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Shelves: journalism, thesis
Skimmed for thesis. Mills concentrates on women journalists moving from the "women's pages to the front page." This does have information on Herrick.
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