CJR asks journalism prof why women’s issues end up in the Style section

In a Columbia Journalism Review article, Sarah Jaffe, JOUR ’09, discusses the placement of women’s issues and why they sometimes end up in the Style section.

It helps to look at the history of the Style section, says Journalism Professor Carolyn Kitch. In the 1890s, New York World published the first “Women’s Page,” the forerunner of the Style section. There, newspapers covered food, fashion, parenting and the beginnings of the women’s movement.

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