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Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly
Early years[edit] Nellie Bly working in a factory producing boxes At birth she was named Elizabeth Jane Cochran. She was born in "Cochran Mills", today part of the Pittsburgh suburb of Burrell Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.[4][5][6] Her father, Michael Cochran, was a modest laborer and mill worker who married Mary Jane. Cochran taught his young children a cogent lesson about the virtues of hard work and determination, buying the local mill and most of the land surrounding his family farmhouse. As a young girl Elizabeth often was called "Pinky" because she so frequently wore the color. In 1880, Cochrane and her family moved to Pittsburgh. As a writer, Bly focused her early work for the Dispatch on the plight of working women, writing a series of investigative articles on women who were factory workers, but editorial pressure pushed her to the so-called "women's pages" to cover fashion, society, and gardening, the usual role for women journalists of the day. Asylum exposé[edit] Related:  Journalistes, essayistes, polémistes

Florence Aubenas Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Florence Aubenas (née le 6 février 1961 à Bruxelles) est une journaliste française. Biographie[modifier | modifier le code] Famille[modifier | modifier le code] Florence Aubenas est la fille de Jacqueline Aubenas, journaliste, critique de cinéma et chargée de cours à l'Institut national supérieur des arts du spectacle et des techniques de diffusion INSAS (Belgique). Carrière[modifier | modifier le code] Du 2 juillet 2009 à juin 2012, elle est présidente de l’Observatoire international des prisons (OIP)[1]. De février à juillet 2009, elle prend un congé sabbatique, laissant circuler la rumeur qu'elle part au Maroc écrire un roman. Florence Aubenas se met à travailler pour Le Monde à partir d'avril 2012, où elle couvre le conflit syrien du côté des rebelles « pendant plus d'un mois »[8],[9]. Enlèvement[modifier | modifier le code] Vidéo du 1er mars 2005[modifier | modifier le code] Soutiens[modifier | modifier le code]

Google Doodle Honors Pioneering Journalist Nellie Bly For Speaking Up 'For The Ones Told To Shut Up' On February 14th, 2013, Google celebrated both Valentine's Day and George Ferris's 154th birthday with this interactive doodle. On February 6th, 2013, Google celebrated archeologist Mary Leakey's 100th birthday. Google celebrated International Women's Day 2013 with this doodle by Betsy Bauer. Google celebrated astronomer Copernicus's 540th birthday on February 19th, 2013. On January 18, 2012, Google joined Wikipedia, Reddit and thousands of other sites for a content blackout in protest of proposed Congressional legislation calling for strict enforcement of U.S. copyright law online. Five Days at Memorial Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital is a 2013 non-fiction book by American journalist Sheri Fink. The book details the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans in August 2005, and is an expansion of a Pulitzer Prize-winning article written by Fink and published in The New York Times Magazine in 2009. It describes the events that took place at Memorial Medical Center over five days as thousands of people were trapped in the hospital without power. The triage system put into effect deprioritized critically ill patients for evacuation, and a number of these patients were euthanized by medical and nursing staff shortly before the entire hospital was evacuated on the fifth day of the crisis. Fink examines the legal and political consequences of the decision to euthanize patients and the ethical issues surrounding euthanasia and health care in disaster scenarios. Background[edit] Content[edit] The book is divided into two parts.

LI CHING-YUEN Li Ching-Yuen or Li Ching-Yun (simplified Chinese: 李清云; traditional Chinese: 李清雲; pinyin: Lǐ Qīngyún; died May 6, 1933) was a Chinese herbalist who supposedly lived to be over 256 years old. He claimed to be born in 1736, while disputed records suggest 1677. Both alleged lifespans of 197 and 256 years far exceed the longest confirmed lifespan of 122 years and 164 days of the French woman Jeanne Calment. His true date of birth was never determined. He was reported to be an herbalist, martial artist, and tactical advisor. Legend[edit] One of his disciples, the Taijiquan Master Da Liu told of Master Li's story: at 130 years old Master Li encountered an older hermit, over 500 years old, in the mountains who taught him Baguazhang and a set of Qigong with breathing instructions, movements training coordinated with specific sounds, and dietary recommendations. Longevity[edit] Tranquil mindSit like a tortoiseWalk sprightly like a pigeonSleep like a dog References about Master Li Ching-Yuen[edit]

Natacha Polony Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Natacha Polony, née le 15 avril 1975 dans le 14e arrondissement de Paris[1], est une journaliste et essayiste française spécialisée dans l'éducation et les questions sociétales. Biographie[modifier | modifier le code] Après des études au lycée privé Notre-Dame de Bury (Val-d'Oise), puis aux lycées Jules-Ferry et Louis-le-Grand à Paris en classe préparatoire littéraire, elle obtient un DEA de poésie contemporaine et l'agrégation de lettres modernes (1999). Elle enseigne en 1999-2000 au lycée Jacques-Feyder d'Épinay-sur-Seine comme professeur de lettres stagiaire avant de démissionner de l'Éducation nationale par opposition aux réformes alors en cours[2]. De septembre 2002 à juin 2011, elle donne des cours au sein du département transversal « Culture et Communication » du Pôle universitaire Léonard-de-Vinci[4]. En 2007, elle épouse Périco Légasse[5],[6], journaliste et célèbre critique gastronomique. Distinction[modifier | modifier le code]

Circumnavigatrix: Nellie synopsis The story opens in a Pennsylvania courtroom in the 1870s. A 14-year-old girl is trying to save her mother from a violent husband by securing a divorce, almost unheard of in those days. She succeeds, and the mother and daughter strike out on their own. After she reads a sexist column in the Pittsburgh Dispatch, she writes a furious letter to the newspaper editor; the editor, intrigued by her writing style, invites her to contact the paper, thinking it’s really a man. Instead she goes after him right in his office, drinking his bourbon supply and demanding a writing job. She wends her way to Mexico, where her investigative exposes attract the unwanted attention of the dictator of Mexico. She approaches John Cockerill, editor of Pulitzer’s New York World, looking for better work. Along the way Nellie begins a romance with another reporter named Metcalfe, but trouble looms almost immediately because the man in question has some rather quaint attitudes about women in the workplace.

Carrie Buck Carrie E. Buck (July 3, 1906 – January 28, 1983)[1] was the plaintiff in the United States Supreme Court case Buck v. Bell, after having been ordered to undergo compulsory sterilization for purportedly being "feeble-minded." The surgery, carried out while Buck was an inmate of the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, took place under the authority of the Racial Integrity Act of 1924, part of the state of Virginia's eugenics program.[2] Early life[edit] Carrie Buck was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, the first of three children born to Emma Buck; she was soon joined by a sister, Doris Buck, and a brother, Roy Smith. After her birth, Buck was placed with foster parents, John and Alice Dobbs. Vivian was adopted by the Dobbs family, who had also raised Carrie, for a time. She was an [average student], neither particularly outstanding nor much troubled. By all accounts Vivian was of average intelligence, far above feeblemindedness. Supreme Court case[edit] Legacy[edit]

Mary Anderson (inventor) Mary Anderson (1866–1953[1]) was an American real estate developer, rancher, viticulturist and inventor of the windshield wiper blade. In November 1903 Anderson was granted her first patent[2] for an automatic car window cleaning device controlled inside the car, called the windshield wiper.[3] Mary Anderson was born in Greene County, Alabama, at the start of Reconstruction in 1866. In 1889 she moved with her widowed mother and sister to the booming town of Birmingham, Alabama. She built the Fairmont Apartments on Highland Avenue soon after settling in. In a visit to New York City in the winter of 1903, in a trolley car on a frosty day, she observed that the motorman drove with the front window open because of difficulty keeping the windshield clear of falling sleet. In 1905 she tried to sell the rights through a noted Canadian firm, but they rejected her application, saying "we do not consider it to be of such commercial value as would warrant our undertaking its sale."

Géraldine Muhlmann Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Pour les articles homonymes, voir Muhlmann. Biographie[modifier | modifier le code] Elle est la fille du médecin anesthésiste, Michèle Muhlmann-Weill[1]. Diplômée de l'Institut d'études politiques de Paris, Géraldine Muhlmann obtient son diplôme de journalisme à l'université de New York en 1996. Parallèlement, elle exerce dans le monde de la radio et de la télévision. Entre février et juin 2008, elle présente Le Doc du Dimanche sur France 5. À partir d'octobre 2008, elle est aux commandes de l'émission d'actualité Cactus sur Paris Première. En janvier 2011, elle rejoint Guillaume Durand dans l'émission Face aux Français sur France 2[5]. En octobre 2012, elle préside le jury des Assises internationales du journalisme, à Poitiers. En 2014, elle rejoint l'émission de Franz-Olivier Giesbert, Les Grandes Questions, sur France 5, aux cotés de Mazarine Pingeot et Éliette Abécassis[7]. Vie privée[modifier | modifier le code]