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First Name
Last Name
Appalachian State University
Website URL
History of Women War Correspondents, Journalism History, Media History, Women Journalists
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About Me

Carolyn Edy teaches journalism at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, where she was named Outstanding Professor of 2015–2016 in the College of Fine and Applied Arts. She earned her master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Edy’s research on women war correspondents has been recognized with several grants and awards, including those awarded by the American Journalism Historians Association, Harvard University’s Schlesinger Library, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. She has published research related to women and the media in American Journalism and Women & Health, and she contributed several chapters to The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World (2011). Before she began teaching, Edy worked as a journalist, writing for local and national publications, including American Demographics, Body+Soul, Chapel Hill Herald, Concord Monitor, Fortune Small Business, Good Housekeeping, Newsweek, N.H. Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and Yoga Journal.

Recent Publications
  • “The Woman War Correspondent, the U.S. Military, and the Press: 1846-1947.” Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2017.
  • “Christiane Amanpour,” “Wangari Maathai,” “Helen Thomas,” and “Katrina vanden Heuvel.” In The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World. Ed. Mary Zeiss Stange, Carol K. Oyster, & Geoffrey J. Golson. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2011.
  • “Women’s Magazine Coverage of Heart Disease Risk Factors: Good Housekeeping Magazine, 1997 to 2007.” Women & Health 50, 2, 2010.
  • “Juggernaut in Kid Gloves: Inez Callaway Robb, 1900-1979.” American Journalism 27, 4, Fall 2010.
  • “Getting the Story: A Study of the State of Literary Journalism in the American Academy,” in Literary Journalism: The Newsletter of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies 3, 4, Fall 2009.
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Military, Women, World War I, World War II