Brooke Kroeger

Brooke Kroeger

Professor Emerita

Brooke Kroeger is a journalist and the author of five books. A sixth book is under contract.

Her 2017 book, The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote won the Gold Medal in US History in the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards and was a finalist for the 2018 Sally and Morris Lasky Prize of the Center for Political History. She led the team of scholars who created the database SuffrageandtheMedia.org and American Journalism‘s April 2019 special issue, “Women’s Suffrage and the Media.” She co-edited a volume of essays with Linda Steiner and Carolyn Kitch, for which Dr. Steiner took the lead, the 2020 Front Pages, Front Lines.

Undercover Reporting: The Truth About Deception (2012) also has a companion online database created in collaboration with NYU Libraries, undercoverreporting.org. Her earlier books are the 1994 Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist (an NPR 1994 Best Books of the Year); the 1999 Fannie: The Talent for Success of Writer Fannie Hurst (St. Louis Post-Dispatch Best Books of the Year); and Passing: When People Can’t Be Who They Are (2003.)

Early in her career, she was UN Correspondent for Newsday and deputy metropolitan editor for New York Newsday. Over eleven years with United Press International in its Scripps Howard days, she reported from Chicago, Brussels, London and Tel Aviv, where I was bureau chief for three years before returning to London as the agency’s chief editor for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. At NYU, she served two terms, from 2005 to 2011, as chair and founding director of NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and founded and directed the MA unit Global and Joint Program Studies, from 2007 to 2020.

She was a Senior Fellow of the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University from 2013 until its closing in 2019 and is on the editorial board of the scholarly journal, American Journalism: A Journal of Media History.

Other digital projects include a major independent report on WNYC’s digital transformation from 2010-13, Blowing Minds: The Rise of Underground Comix and the Alternative Press (1965-72) about the life and times of the East Village Other; Primary Sources, an archive of significant journalism-related conversations with major figures, produced on video; and, in collaboration with other NYU Journalism colleagues and the New York Times, the Local East Village (2009-2013), and from June 2013, Bedford + Bowery with New York Magazine.

Her freelanced work is archived on the Articles link of brookekroeger.com. Reviews, notices, features about her books are on the Notices link under each book title, and here, she has compiled my reports from the road.

 

Published Works

New York Daily News
November 13th, 2017
Women’s partners in making history: The men who help power progress
Brooke Kroeger
Professor Emerita
The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote
September 1st, 2017
The Suffragents
Brooke Kroeger
Professor Emerita
Tablet
April 27th, 2017
Wise vs. Silverman, or New York’s Historic Women’s Suffrage Rabbinical Smack-Down
Brooke Kroeger
Professor Emerita
IRE Journal
April 1st, 2014
IRE Journal – “Undercover Reporting: An American Tradition”
Brooke Kroeger
Professor Emerita
PBS Mediashift
July 3rd, 2013
WNYC’s Ups and Downs with Collaborations, Digital Push, Quadrupling Newsroom
Brooke Kroeger
Professor Emerita
WNYC
May 24th, 2013
Brooke Kroeger’s report, commissioned by WNYC for the Revson Foundation, on its moves into digital
Brooke Kroeger
Professor Emerita
Undercover Reporting: The Truth About Deception
January 1st, 2013
Journalists Go Undercover to Report on Slavery
Brooke Kroeger
Professor Emerita
Undercover Reporting: The Truth About Deception
August 31st, 2012
Undercover Reporting: The Truth About Deception
Brooke Kroeger
Professor Emerita
AEJMC Magazine Division
April 1st, 2012
Why Surreptitiousness Works
Brooke Kroeger
Professor Emerita
The Local East Village
February 18th, 2012
Anatomy of the Great Banana-Smoking Hoax of 1967
Brooke Kroeger
Professor Emerita
Nieman Foundation
December 13th, 2011
Newsroom to Classroom: Books as a Thread of Connection
Brooke Kroeger
Professor Emerita
Saveur
May 26th, 2011
Ribs and Ritual in Kansas City
Brooke Kroeger
Professor Emerita
Columbia Journalism Review
March 15th, 2011
Brooke Kroeger on James O’Keefe and Undercover Reporting: A CJR Podcast
Brooke Kroeger
Professor Emerita
Passing
September 16th, 2003
Passing: When People Can’t Be Who They Are
Brooke Kroeger
Professor Emerita
Fannie
July 1st, 1999
Fannie: The Talent of Success For Writer Fannie Hurst
Brooke Kroeger
Professor Emerita
Nellie Bly
March 1st, 1995
Nellie Bly : Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist
Brooke Kroeger
Professor Emerita