The job of a journalist is to seek the truth and report it as objectively as possible. This should be a job for anyone — man or woman. However, though most of journalism’s history, men have dominated the field. Nevertheless, there have been many women who have defied the odds, forged ahead, and pioneered the way for other women. These women faced a lot of adversity and risks in order to have similar opportunities as their male counterparts and to achieve the recognition they deserved.
To honor their bravery, perseverance, and genius, I’ll be spending the coming weeks reading pieces by a few intrepid and inspirational women. While I’d like to look at a larger selection of women, my focus will be on Nellie Bly, Margaret Mitchell, Nancy Hicks Maynard, and Nora Ephron. I’ll share my thoughts on each author and their body of work. I may even sprinkle in a few comics!
Check back in the next couple of days for posts on Nellie Bly!