Nellie Bly & Stunt Journalism


 Portrait of American journalist Elizabeth Cochrane (1864 - 1922), who wrote under the name Nellie Bly, 1890. (Photo by Interim Archives/Getty Images)
Portrait of American journalist Elizabeth Cochrane (1864 - 1922), who wrote under the name Nellie Bly, 1890. (Photo by Interim Archives/Getty Images)

Born in 1864, Nellie Bly wasn't your average journalist -- in fact, she feigned insanity to gain entry into a mental institution. Join Sarah and Katie as they take a closer look at the life of Nellie Bly, America's original stunt journalist.

Portrait of American journalist Elizabeth Cochrane (1864 - 1922), who wrote under the name Nellie Bly, 1890. (Photo by Interim Archives/Getty Images)

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Topics in this Podcast: American history, literary history, 19th century, biographies, U.S. history, women, Nellie Bly, Mental illness, women's rights, journalism, The Most Requested Episodes We Already Have