A really interesting read for any budding journalist or media-buff alike.,
This review is from: Ladies of the Street: The Women Who Transformed Journalism (Kindle Edition)
Liz Hodgkinson really captures the mood of Fleet Street during a difficult era for women. Using many many examples she looks at the public and private problems women faced in the media world after WWII and right up till now.
The female pioneers of British journalism not only helped changed the landscape of the British media, but in turn the public attitude towards females in general. They introduced new styles and topics. Hodgkindon describes how these new journalistic approaches also opened up discussion of issues previously kept out of the public sphere. Some of the names I had heard of, but most of them I hadn't.
This book is bold and honest. It looks at the high points and low points of women in British journalism - from the perspective of an insider. I'd recommend as a historical overview of the way journalism changed in the last century as much as a book about the role women played in that change.