Episode 13: The Flyin’ Jenny Comic Strip

January 7, 2019

Scholars Pamela Walck and Ashley Walter discuss their research on a pioneering comic strip whose portrayal of a female aviator helped ease Americans’ fears about changing gender roles in the World War II era.

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Episode 12: A Pioneering Reporter, The Hardy Boys, and Writing Biography

December 23, 2018

Author Marilyn Greenwald shares insight into writing biographies about the first woman to serve as a network news correspondent, the newspaper reporter who created The Hardy Boys and a former society editor at The New York Times.

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Episode 11: Remembering the Bushes: The Power of Obituaries & Memory

December 11, 2018

The deaths of George H.W. and Barbara Bush in 2018 generated significant media coverage analyzing their legacies. Bush family expert Myra Gutin and collective memory expert Janice Hume reflect on obituary coverage of the couple and the shaping of historical legacies.

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Episode 10: Engaging the Public with Suffrage

December 10, 2018

Suffrage author Brooke Kroeger discusses the website suffrageandthemedia.org and the effort to reach a broader audience throughout the suffrage anniversary.

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Episode 9: Belle La Follette’s Campaigns for Suffrage

December 10, 2018

Nancy Unger of Santa Clara University discusses a Wisconsin suffragist once called “the most consistent supporter of equal rights of all the women of her time” but whose legacy is often overshadowed by her husband’s.

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Episode 8: Literary Works in The Revolution & The Woman’s Journal

December 10, 2018

Scholar Amy Easton-Flake discusses literary works in The Revolution and The Woman’s Journal, newspapers that suffragists started themselves to promote their cause.

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Episode 7: The Press & The Women Against the Vote

December 10, 2018

For decades, a powerful countermovement worked to prevent women from getting the right to vote. As researcher Teri Finneman explains, many of those protesters were actually women preventing the expansion of their own rights.

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Episode 6: Historiography of Suffrage Media Research

December 10, 2018

The nation will celebrate the 100th anniversary of women having the right to vote in 2019 and 2020. Linda Lumsden of the University of Arizona discusses a historiographic perspective on the state of suffrage and the media research.

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Episode 5: First Ladies and the Press

November 25, 2018

First ladies expert Maurine Beasley discusses why press coverage of first ladies matters, providing insight into Eleanor Roosevelt and more recent first ladies.

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Episode 4: Giving History a Voice

November 12, 2018

This episode features advice on incorporating oral histories into research that will ultimately get published. This panel from the 2018 American Journalism Historians conference features David Caruso, Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Nicholas Hirshon and Ford Risley.

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