Dorothy M. Jurney: Herstory 3

By: BettyJean Downing

In honor of Women’s History Month March, 2012 we will be bringing you a herstory every day. Your contributions to our herstory series will be greatly appreciated. The full story is continued on on our ” For Women’s Equality Blog  http://4wea.wordpress.com

From “drivel” to substance : transforming the women’s pages of the American newspaper Rodger Streitmatter

Dorothy Misener Jurney has been called the godmother of the transformation of the women’s pages in the nation’s newspapers. Jean Gaddy Wilson, a scholar of journalism, has said that Dorothy Jurney “single-handedly changed American newspapers” by changing the women’s pages. Dorothy was born in Michigan City, Indiana, in 1909 and her father, a newspaper man, had a deep influence on her career in journalism.

Read full interview here: Dorothy M. Jurney: Herstory 3

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