In Women of the Washington Press, Maurine Beasley chronicles for the first time the discrimination faced by Washington women journalists from the 1830s to the present day. In the face of blatant prejudice and restrictive societal attitudes, these remarkable journalists found ways to make enormous strides, sometimes by creating their own beats.
Maurine H. Beasley is a professor emerita of journalism at the University of Maryland. She is the author, most recently, of Eleanor Roosevelt: Transformative First Lady (2010) and First Ladies and the Press: The Unfinished Partnership of the Media Age (Northwestern, 2005). Beasley is a coauthor of Taking Their Place: A Documentary History of Women and Journalism (2002) and a coeditor of The Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia (2000).