Harriet Martineau took control of her medical care, defying the male-dominated establishment’s attempts to dismiss her as hysterical and fragile
Sculptor Richard Hunt designed the statue, which is called 'Light of Truth'
The role of famed social reformer Jacob Riis in overturning the verdict prefigured today's calls for restorative justice
The infamous "devil in the White City" remains mired in myth 125 years after his execution
A newsworthy birthday for a venerable source of trusted reporting
Weighing in at 50 tons, the marble slab previously adorned the facade of the now-shuttered journalism museum in D.C.
A joint initiative from Boston University and the "Boston Globe" revamps a 19th-century abolitionist publication for 21st-century research about race
The era of color-coded political parties is more recent than you might think
The artwork, installed in honor of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, celebrates the pioneering civil rights leader and journalist
The museum dedicated to the history of journalism and the First Amendment has struggled financially since opening 11 years ago
The legendary newswoman, who died at 75, appeared on a Smithsonian podcast earlier this summer to speak about a favorite topic, the first ladies
The journalist famously wrote a six-part exposé cataloging the 10 days she spent at an asylum on Blackwell’s Island
A new exhibition highlights images by Margaret Bourke-White, Marie Hansen, Martha Holmes, Lisa Larsen, Nina Leen and Hansel Mieth
The furor that erupted throughout New York City cannot be disentangled from the long history of the urban oasis
‘The North Star’ Amplified Black Voices. How a 2019 Reboot of Frederick Douglass’ Paper Hopes to Do the Same
A new outfit sees inspiration from the 19th-century publication that pursued the cause of fighting injustice everywhere
Psychologists can submit a statement on how they lost confidence in one of their own findings to help end the stigma around admitting errors
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The Newseum, Vive collaboration catalogues the intrepid reporter’s record-breaking journey
The Committee to Protect Journalists documents the worrying trend it characterizes as the "new normal"