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The Women’s Pages: A Hard Look at “Soft News”
March 19, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, newspapers and magazines turned their gaze towards a new and potentially lucrative body of readers: women. A rising cadre of talented women journalists influenced generations of readers with popular new genres, from stunt reporting to celebrity gossip to advice columns. A live panel explores the evolution of “soft news” journalism and the “women’s page” and examine both its remarkable potential and its problematic legacies. A FREE program from our friends at The Diane and Adam E. Max Conference on Women’s History.