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    Nellie Bly

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    Today, not many Americans will recognize the name Nellie Bly when heard, but things were much different 100 years ago. It would have been very difficult to find any American that had not heard of the famous Nellie Bly. Nellie Bly burst on the scene at the turn of the century when journalism was considered only a man's world. Nellie Bly helped to launch a new kind of investigative journalism into the world. Elizabeth Jane Cochran was born on May 5, 1864 in Cochran Mills, Pennsylvania. She was

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    Nellie BLy

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    the turn of the eighteenth century, women were considered inferior to men. Some women such as Elizabeth Jane Cochran (later known as Nellie Bly) , Lucy Mott, and Susan B. Anthony demanded equal rights for all. They were angered at the number of people who were sexist. Bly ,along with the others, set out to make a change. In her unique position as a journalist, Nellie Bly wanted to write an eye-opening story that would prove herself to be an amazing journalist. Bly had heard about the harsh treatments

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    Hellen Nellie Mcclung: A Canadian Feminist

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    Hellen Nellie McClung: A Canadian Feminist Helen "Nellie" Laetitia Mooney was born October 20, 1873 in a log cabin on Garafraxa Road, two kilometers from Chatsworth, Ontario. She and her family moved to Manitoba when she was six years old. One of Nellie's best influences was her mother. Her family's influence was no doubt the reason she became an activist. Her mother thought that every child had the right to an education, and her whole family encouraged her to learn all she could. (9, Wright) Nellie

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    Nellie Bly the Journalist

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    Introduction To read of Nellie Bly, one would come to think the woman a pioneer in journalism; a hero for women's rights; and an American icon. These beliefs would be true if not for the fact that Bly was so much more. She was much more a woman, much more a writer, much more a hero and much more than most could ever be. Bly not only took on a world of injustice and stereotypes, but conquered it and changed the way the field of journalism works today. Elizabeth Cochran, a.k.a. Nellie Bly was the first

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    Nellie Bly's Stereotypes

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    Nowadays, there are not a lot of American citizens that will recognize Nellie Bly from the utterance of her pen name, and yet this was a much different story in the early nineteenth century. She was a woman of moxie that grew up in trouble over the burdens of a financially unstable life in addition to an unhealthy pseudoparental relationship that ended with a divorce in her youth. These tribulations lead her to pursue the field of journalism in an effort to reveal the social injustices in her society

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    The Influences of Nellie Bly on Journalism The field of mass media and journalism was built by the people to spread news across the globe in hopes of having a broader idea of government, conflicts and life as a whole. Since 59 B.C. when the first newspaper, Acta Diurna, was published in Rome, the field has been dominated by males. Men were considered to be fit for reporting because they were allowed to have an education and through social standards, seen as the only dominating factor when broached

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    leave. This is what a mental asylum was like before Nellie Bly stood up for the mentally ill. An upstander is someone who stands up for what they believe in. According to PBS, a world renown educational television channel, Nellie Bly was born Elizabeth Jane Cochran and took on the alias Nellie Bly when she began her journalistic career (Nellie Bly). Her father died when she was just six years old throwing her family into a large amount of debt (Nellie Bly). Thinking it would help her family, she attended

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    Biography of Nellie Tayloe Ross

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    Biography of Nellie Tayloe Ross Nellie Tayloe was a woman of remarkable skills, responsibility and endurance. Before she became the first woman governor of the United States, Nellie was a kindergarten teacher and a presenter of informative papers at her local women’s group. She also helped her husband with his law practice as well as his governorship. Nellie was born in Missouri in 1876. “She was the sixth child and the first daughter of James and ‘Lizzie’ Tayloe” (Scheer, 2). Nellie was very

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    time with seventy-two days, eleven minutes and fourteen seconds. To add to the already overwhelming awe, she was also a woman. In the 1800’s, women were not looked upon as useful beings, although Elizabeth Cochrane was no ordinary lady. Cochrane (or Nellie Bly, as was her journalist name, taken from a popular Stephen Foster song) entered this world on May 5, 1864 in Cochcran’s Mills, Pennsylvania and died on January 27, 1922 in New York, New York. She influenced the lives of many and impacted the world’s

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    A: Research Question What impact did Nellie Bly have as a muckraker and feminist in the progressive era? In order to determine the impact Nellie Bly had as a muckraker, the publicity she received from the press is going to be examined. In addition, her accomplishments in reforming mental asylums as a journalist and her strides towards feminism are going to be examined. First hand accounts of the conditions in mental asylums at the time, from Nellie Bly and other reformers, are going to be examined

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