Journalistas

Journalistas: 100 Years of the Best Writing and Reporting by Women
by Eleanor Mills, Kira Cochrane and Naomi Wolf [Carroll & Graf]

Provides highlights of the often-overlooked history of 20th century women advocacy journalists and essayists, from Emma Goldman to Erica Jong to Alice Walker. the field of writers included is somewhat canonical, however. Excerpts are regrettably short, and numerous major figures (Ida B. Wells) and contemporaries (Naomi Klein, Arundhati Roy, Irshad Manji, Jill Nelson, etc.) are overlooked. -jl

The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey