Prominent women journalists and editors

Women as Journalists: Some who conduct successful papers in Wisconsin

With the rise of reform movements in the antebellum years, some women found a voice and a place for themselves as journalists and editors of reform newspapers. Emma Brown, sole editor and publisher of The Chief, a temperance paper begun with her brother Thurlow Brown, was among the first women publishers in Wisconsin. This article looks at some of the most prominent and successful women involved in journalism in nineteenth-century Wisconsin.

Related Topics: The Progressive Era
The Woman's Suffrage Movement
Creator: Youmans, Theodora Winton, 1863-1932.
Pub Data: Milwaukee Sentinel. 15 March 1891.
Citation: Youmans, Theodora W. "Women as journalists." Milwaukee Sentinel (15 March 1891); Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 5/13/2021