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Comments for War, Women and the News

War, Women and the News cover art (Link goes to Powells)War, Women and the News: 04/06/10

I saw War, Women and the News by Catherine Gourley at the library on display in the front room. Every month the librarians put together a set of books on a certain subject. I think this book was part of the World War Two display.

The book has a bunch of brief introductions to some of the first female journalists to cover war and other male dominated fields of the news (sports, international affairs and politics). The bulk of the book though focuses on coverage of World War Two by women.

Included with the biographies and timelines are photographs from the period either of the reporters of if they were photojournalists, their photographs. There's a section on the women who took some of the most iconographic shots of the Great Depression.

The book for its length needs to be more focused on only one or two women or it needs to be longer to give each woman more time. As it is, it feels rushed and disjointed.

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Comment #1: Wednesday, April, 7, 2010 at 13:26:06

Maya M.

Great topic. Don't think I've ever been aware that WWII footage I may have seen was shot by women.

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Comment #2: Friday, April 9, 2010 at 20:41:32

Pussreboots

Before I read the book I knew that women had been covering WWII but I was surprised by how many of the famous shots were taken by women.