June 12, 2017

New database/resource launches: suffrageandthemedia.org

Votes for Women - Suffrage and the Media

NYU Journalism is leading a team of editors and editorial board members of American Journalism: a journal of media history​ in the development of suffrageandthemedia.org, a new browse-friendly database and resource site, launched June 12, 2017, in tribute to the US women’s suffrage centennial celebration period, through 2020.

The site, created with financial support from NYU and HumanitiesNY, also serves as a companion to a forthcoming AJ special issue, Suffrage and the Media, to be published in April 2019. The issue will feature new academic research on the topic now being proposed for consideration. Upon publication of the journal issue, the website will offer author interviews, images, and other ancillary material about the new research.

Suffrageandthemedia.org includes an ever-growing collection of media-related suffrage matter. When possible, it includes direct access to primary and secondary sources, or, when restrictions prevent display, easily followed information and links as to where and how to locate and obtain the material.

The site aims to serve a diverse group of users, from middle schoolers to life-long learners to academic researchers and scholars. We will be including original book reviews and links to past reviews, interviews with authors in various media formats, and other special features. The site’s resources will continue to be expanded throughout the centennial celebration period.

In addition to NYU and Humanities NY, sponsors include the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland and the Klein College of Media and Communications at Temple University.