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What's new: May 2021

This update features eight new biographies of important figures in the history of American journalism. It includes influential PBS news anchor and reporter Gwen Ifill; long-time CBS News correspondent Bob Simon; USA Today founder Al Neuharth; Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant, journalist for the New Republic who was injured during World War I; Wall Street Journal editors Vermont Royster and Barney Kilgore; Marie Colvin, war reporter for UPI and the Sunday Times; and Jeremiah O’Sullivan, who played a key role in twentieth-century Catholic journalism.

Gwen Ifill

Gwen Ifill (1955–2016) won numerous awards for her print journalism career at the Baltimore Evening Sun, Washington Post, and New York Times and her television work for NBC News, blazing a trail for Black women in a field dominated by white men. In 1999 she joined PBS, where she became one of the most recognized voices in political journalism. She moderated “Washington Week,” co-anchored “NewsHour”, and moderated vice-presidential debates in 2004 and 2008 as well as the Democratic primary debate in 2016.

 

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MAY 18, 2021

What's New: May 2021

This update features eight new biographies of important figures in the history of American journalism. It includes influential PBS news anchor and reporter Gwen Ifill; long-time CBS News correspondent Bob Simon; USA Today founder Al Neuharth; Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant, journalist for the New Republic who was injured during World War I; Wall Street Journal editors Vermont Royster and Barney Kilgore; Marie Colvin, war reporter for UPI and the Sunday Times; and Jeremiah O’Sullivan, who played a key role in twentieth-century Catholic journalism.

APRIL 21, 2021

What's New: April 2021

This update features five new biographies with a focus on important figures in the history of business in the United States. It includes computer pioneer William Hewlett; pathbreaking advertising executive Jean Wade Rindlaub; financier and philanthropist David Rockefeller; influential finance journalist W. M. Kiplinger; and John Askin, a fur trader in the Great Lakes region during the Revolutionary Era.

MARCH 3, 2021

What's New: March 2021

This update features thirteen new biographies in celebration of Women’s History Month. It includes the suffragists Nina Allender, Margaret Foley, and Rose Winslow; novelist and playwright Neith Boyce; Winnebago artist and educator Angel De Cora; Olympic gold medal winner Alice Coachman; Maria Gertrudes “La Tules” Barceló, a nineteenth-century saloon owner.