Women In Journalism

The interviewees fall into three professional generations:

  • women who began their careers prior to 1942;
  • women who became journalists between the beginning of the World War II and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964;
  • and women whose careers developed after 1964.

The interviewees for the project were chosen to reflect diversity in race, locale, and type of job in journalism. Other criteria included the woman's importance in her field; the perceived excellence of her work; her connection with people and events of historical significance; and her impact on the careers of other women, on the broader field of journalism, on her own institution, and on the wider community.  At the request of the interviewee names with asterisks (*) will not be available on-line.

All Interviews A-Z

Marie Anderson* Deborah Howell Marjorie Paxson*
Edith Evans Asbury* Charlayne Hunter-Gault Ethel Payne
Tad Bartimus* Kathryn Johnson* Virginia Pitt Sherlock
Katherine Beebe Harris Dorothy Jurney Lynn Povich*
Lucile Bluford* Tonnie Katz Margaret Richards*
Christy Bulkeley Iris Kelso Marilyn Schultz*
Mary Lou Butcher* Helen Kirkpatrick Milbank Eileen Shanahan
Beth Campbell Short Mary Ellen Leary* Isabelle Shelton
Elsie Carper* Deborah Leff* Catherine Shen
Betty Carter Frances Lewine* Carole Simpson
Vivian Castleberry Flora Lewis* Harriett Skye*
Sylvia Chase* Mónica Lozano Barbara Tanabe
Connie Chung* Melissa Ludtke Ruth Ashton Taylor
Marvel Cooke Sarah McClendon Betsy Wade*
Ruth Cowan Nash Mary McGrory* Lois Wille
Belva Davis Edythe Meserand Group Interview With:
Jane Eads Bancroft Gladys Montgomery Singer ~Ann Cottrell Free
Mary Garber Aline Mosby ~Frances Lide
Dorothy Gilliam Charlotte Moulton ~Ruth Montgomery
Ellen Goodman Frances Murphy ~Malvina Stephenson
Fran Harris Geneva Overholser