Author: Wilson, Laurel.
Title: "Changes In Newspaper Portrayals Of Women, 1900-1960."
Publisher: Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects, Paper 328. Bowling Green, Ky.: Western Kentucky University.
This undergraduate honors thesis by a young woman from Lexington, Kentucky was written under the guidance of Dr. Paula Quinn, Associate Professor of Journalism at Western Kentucky University. The paper examines four mainstream newspapers (the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune -- the Chicago Daily Tribune at the beginning of the twentieth century -- and The Washington Post) to find how they depicted women in the first half of the twentieth century. Wilson posits that these portrayals changed alongside society’s view of women during this time and that the media and social norms influenced and affected each other. Each chapter covers a decade, e.g., chapter 2 is 1900-1909, Chapter 3 is 1910-1919, and so on.