McCormick House Lecture Series
McCormick House Freedom Hall
Free with parking fee
Registration required due to limited space
McCormick House Program and Education Assistant, Laurie Russell will trace the role of women at Robert McCormick’s Chicago Tribune. Robert McCormick’s innovations in publishing are well known. This presentation examines his groundbreaking use of women reporters, editors, and columnists starting in World War I though today. These women covered troops in WWI France, scandalous Jazz Age trials, provided secret information from Berlin during the Nazi regime, and more. McCormick also capitalized on the changing role of women after World War I by appealing directly to their tastes and interests.