Gambling on a Magazine and a Marriage: Jane Grant, Harold Ross, and the New Yorker
Henry, Susan, Journalism History
Although Harold Ross is credited with founding The New Yorker, in reality it was co-founded in 1925 by Ross and his wife, Jane Grant. This article describes Grant's crucial role in the magazine's conception, birth, postpartum struggles, and early success, showing how this pioneering periodical's beginnings were deep-rooted in the Grant-Ross relationship and in the couple's mutual enthusiasm for gambling. Also examined is Grant's career at the New York Times, where she began as a society department stenographer and about a decade later became the newspaper's first woman general-assignment reporter. It also looks at her work as a co-founder of the Lucy Stone League, which fought for women's …
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Publication information: Article title: Gambling on a Magazine and a Marriage: Jane Grant, Harold Ross, and the New Yorker. Contributors: Henry, Susan - Author. Journal title: Journalism History. Volume: 30. Issue: 2 Publication date: Summer 2004. Page number: 54+. © Journalism History Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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