Women and Their Words: Notable Pioneers in New Zealand Journalism

Author(s): Janet McCallum

New Zealand

The first women who played their parts in New Zealand journalism were truly pioneering. Most parts of the publishing process were completely off-limits to women until the second half of the 20th century. Even journalism - on newspapers and in magazines - was strictly proscribed.


In this survey of women in New Zealand journalism from the 1860's until the 1940's, Janet McCallum explores the role women played in the early decades of the country's media and how they first became journalists, editors, publishers, and broadcasters.


There are fascinating stories of women who, through talent and circumstances, broke longstanding taboos and had lengthy and successful careers on newspapers, magazines or as freelancers. Even on the women's and children's pages of newspapers they were routinely assigned to, they gained enthusiastic followings difficult to imagine today.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780958298834
  • : Fraser Books
  • : Fraser Books
  • : June 2009
  • : 240mm X mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Very Good
  • : 246
  • : illustrations
  • : Janet McCallum
  • : Paperback
  • : 1st Edition