Gossip in the Women’s Pages: Legitimizing the Work of Female Journalists in the 1950s and 1960s

@inproceedings{Voss2014GossipIT,
  title={Gossip in the Women’s Pages: Legitimizing the Work of Female Journalists in the 1950s and 1960s},
  author={K. Voss},
  year={2014}
}
“Journalism,” Oscar Wilde once said, is “organized gossip.”1 Indeed, the foundation of newsgathering can be found in rumor, gossip, and innuendo. In journalism school students are taught to seek out gossip, because, with the right verification, whispered information can become the heart of a front-page news story. Gossip has been part of American journalism from the colonial days.2 Yet, because gossip is a form of communication most commonly associated with women and typically understood to be… Expand