Dr. Melony Shemberger, assistant professor of journalism and mass communications at Murray State University, had a research article published in the spring 2018 issue of the Journalism History, a top academic journal in media history.
Her article is titled “Breaking News, Breaking Barriers: A Look at Clare Reckert’s Business Reporting in The New York Times.” Reckert, in her storied 44-year reporting career in The Times, was a champion for gender equality in a male-dominated business.
Her research on Reckert was supported early in the process by a Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award.
Shemberger is looking to launch a new research project about the Woman’s Press Club of Kentucky, which was founded in 1890 but vanished, likely after World War I started when other women’s press clubs were suspending meetings.
If anyone has any information or leads about the Women’s Press Club of Kentucky, please email Shemberger at firstname.lastname@example.org.