Women and the Press

Paper Text – $24.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-2313-7
Publication Date
December 2005
Page Count
384 pages
Trim Size
5-1/4 x 8

Women and the Press

The Struggle for Equality
Patricia Bradley
When Abigail Adams made her famous plea to John Adams to "remember the ladies," the role of advocacy on behalf of U.S. gender equality began its rocky and still uncompleted journey. In Women and the Press, Patricia Bradley examines the tensions that have arisen over the course of this journey as they relate to women in journalism. From their first entrance into the commercial press as sentimental writers, to the present day, the call for gender equality has had special meaning for female journalists. Is there a role, a responsibility, for advocacy, even subversion, in a newsroom setting? This is an account of how women in journalism sought to integrate the need for gender equality with the realities of the journalistic workplace.
About the Author
Patricia Bradley is professor of journalism and former chair of the Department of Journalism at Temple University. She is the author of Mass Media and the Shaping of American Feminism, 1963-1975 (University Press of Mississippi, 2004).

"The synthesis of material collected and shaped by Patricia Bradley marks a milestone in the history of women in journalism."--Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly

"Bradley's book should be required reading for graduate and undergraduate students as well as anyone curious about continuing inequality. . . . Assign this book."--American Journalism