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By Nellie Bly

The first edited quantity of labor through the mythical undercover journalist

Born Elizabeth Jane Cochran, Nellie Bly used to be one of many first and most sensible lady newshounds in the US and fast grew to become a countrywide phenomenon within the overdue 1800s, with a board online game in response to her adventures and item encouraged by means of the garments she wore. Bly received repute for being the 1st “girl stunt reporter,” writing tales that not anyone on the time concept a lady may possibly or should still write, together with an exposé of sufferer remedy at an insane asylum and a travelogue from her record-breaking race all over the world with out a chaperone. This quantity, the one published and edited choice of Bly’s writings, contains her most sensible recognized works—Ten Days in a Mad-HouseSix Months in Mexico, and Around the realm in Seventy-Two Days—as good as many lesser identified items that seize the breadth of her profession from her fierce opinion items to her striking global conflict I reporting. As 2014 marks the a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Bly’s start, this assortment celebrates her paintings, spirit, and very important position in history.

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Where did Nellie Bly’s strong sense of self come from? That, for me, is the central question at the heart of Bly’s life story. You hear her self-assurance even early in her life, in the back talk young Bly gave to men in authority who tried to box her into polite categories. Her editor at the Pittsburg Dispatch insisted on burdening Bly with genteel assignments deemed appropriate for women (the flower show, ladies’ lunches), despite the fact that she’d already made her mark on that newspaper’s pages with exposés of the grim working conditions of local factory girls and the gender inequities of contemporary divorce laws.

Mark’s Hospital with a severe case of pneumonia complicated by heart disease. She died eighteen days later. Bly’s longtime friend and supporter, distinguished newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane, called her “the best reporter in America” in a column published the day after her death. “Her life was useful and she takes with her from this earth all that she cared for, an honorable name, the respect and affection of her fellow workers, the memory of good fights well fought and of many good deeds never to be forgotten by those that had no friend but Nellie Bly.

Her editor at the Pittsburg Dispatch insisted on burdening Bly with genteel assignments deemed appropriate for women (the flower show, ladies’ lunches), despite the fact that she’d already made her mark on that newspaper’s pages with exposés of the grim working conditions of local factory girls and the gender inequities of contemporary divorce laws. So Bly up and quit. , I’m off for New York. Look out for me. ” The seedy boys’ club that was the New York newspaper world of 1887 did not welcome the arrival of this exotic creature—a girl reporter—into its ranks.

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