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The Historic Impact of Women on American Journalism
Professor Brooke Kroeger’s new book details the story of the American women who overcame every impediment put in their way to produce some of journalism’s most important work. It explores the careers of standout women reporters who covered major news stories and every conflict at home and abroad from before the Civil War to today, and celebrates their exceptional careers. As Kroeger chronicles the lives of journalists and newsroom leaders in every medium, a larger story develops: the nearly two-centuries-old struggle for women’s rights. Here, too, is the collective fight for equity, from the gentle stirrings of the late 1800s through the legal battles of the 1970s to the #MeToo movement and today’s racial and gender disparities. “Undaunted” reveals the singular impact exceptional women have had on a vital profession still dominated by men.