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TTN (V) - UNDAUNTED: How Women Changed American Journalism June 7 (4 pm ET)



With Author Brooke Kroeger

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
4pm to 5:30pm eastern time

Members:  $10     Non-Members:  $15

Join TTN for what is sure to be a fascinating Zoom talk about American women journalists. Our special guest, Brooke Kroeger, author and professor, will discuss her new book, UNDAUNTED: HOW WOMEN CHANGED AMERICAN JOURNALISM, a representative history of the American women who surmounted every impediment put in their way to do journalism’s most valued work. From Margaret Fuller’s improbable success to the highly paid reporters of the mid-nineteenth century to the breakthrough investigative triumphs of Nellie Bly, Ida Tarbell, and Ida B. Wells, Brooke Kroeger examines the lives of the best-remembered and long-forgotten woman journalists. Here as well 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.

With familiar names like Lesley Stahl, Maureen Dowd, and Barbara Walters and names some may be hearing for the first time, this story covers the landscape of American journalism like never before. Undaunted unveils the huge and singular impact women have had on a vital profession still dominated by men. 

As this is a TTN audience, Brooke will place a special focus on women who achieved their greatest triumphs in their second acts.



“Monumental . . . A substantial work of research on women journalists over the last 180 years, underscoring both sexist hurdles and tremendous breakthroughs . . . A tour de force that should be in every library and school in the country.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A sweeping history . . . A solidly researched and fluidly written overview of an important chapter in women’s history.”—Publishers Weekly

View 45 second trailer here:

Brooke Kroger

BROOKE KROEGER is a professor emerita at New York University, where she was the founding director of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and taught from 1998 to 2021. She was UN correspondent for Newsday, deputy metropolitan editor at New York Newsday, and for more than a decade a correspondent, editor, and bureau and division chief for United Press International at home and abroad. She serves on the editorial board of American Journalism: A Journal of Media History. Undaunted is her sixth book. She lives in New York.

Brooke can be reached by email at brooke [dot] kroeger [at] nyu [dot] edu.


Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 4:00 PM until 5:30 PM
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once payment is received.
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