NEWSWOMEN: TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF FRONT PAGE JOURNALISM
Edited by Joyce Hoffman, with Interviews by Kaylen Ralph and Joanna Demkiewicz
Newswomen: Twenty-Five Years of Front-Page Journalism is an anthology of stellar work by seventeen great female literary and investigative reporters whose newspaper writing has garnered awards over the past quarter century—including Jacqui Banaszynski, Lane DeGregory, Diana Henriques, Christine Pelisek, Loretta Tofani, Edna Buchanan, and more. Each chapter features a bio, a selected story, and an author’s afterword prepared especially for this book.
A large percentage of college and graduate school journalism students are women. Yet textbooks and resource materials available is decidedly male-centric. Working together with the co-founders of The Riveter, a magazine dedicated to longform nonfiction written by women, The Sager Group has responded to a demand for affordable, female-centric textbook/anthologies.
$21.95 | PAPERBACK | 304 pages
NEW STORIES WE TELL: True Tales By America’s New Generation of Great Women Journalists
Edited by Kaylen Ralph and Joanna Demkiewicz
New Stories We Tell is the third in a series of women-centric journalism text/anthologies created to celebrate the great women of American longform writing. New Stories features stories by sixteen of the most talked about contemporary magazine writers—including Jia Tolentino, Rachel Aviv, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Vanessa Grigoriadis, Sheelah Kolhatkar, and more.
Each chapter features a landmark story, a bio, and an interview with the writer. We learn about lives, careers, writing philosophies, tricks of the trade, and backstories. Taken together, the assembled articles—republished from both legacy and new media—paint a picture of the shifting role of the genre known variously as longform, creative or literary nonfiction, and the New Journalism.
While journalists today, as always, are pledged to intellectual honesty and a true reporting of the facts, more than ever the genre is seen as an outlet for agency and a tool of social justice. Almost all of the women featured in New Stories aim their considerable journalistic talents at pressing issues of our day.