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Ohio University
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journalism history, women journalists, Dorothy Day, Catholicism, trauma, first-person writing, feminism, advocacy journalism
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About Me

Bailey is a PhD student teaching and researching women in the media at Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

Bailey’s research explores historical cases of women reporters’ experiences with trauma, the voices of women in the Catholic Church, and the factors that mitigate the commodification of women’s stories in the media through a combination of historical, feminist, and critical theoretical approaches.

Utilizing Catholic personalist philosophy and feminist standpoint theory, her master’s thesis examined the life and work of radical Catholic activist and journalist Dorothy Day, who was able to both access and create change within the male-dominated spaces of the Catholic Church and newspaper industry.

Her research has received awards from the American Journalism Historians Association and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

She is a Scripps Howard Teaching Fellow and is the recipient of Ohio University’s 2018 Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award.

In her previous life, she was based in Washington, D.C., where she did press strategy, speechwriting, and advance staffing on a number of political and issue campaigns and tours. In her more previous life as a reporter, Bailey worked on the metro desk for the Chicago Sun-Times and was the news editor of the Toledo Free Press.

Recent Publications

Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker: An Editorial Choice, the Spanish Civil War and a Legacy of Pacifism in Journalism’s Ethical Progression: A Twentieth-Century Journey, Gwyneth Mellinger and John Ferrè, eds. (Lexington Books, in production under contract with estimated print date in late 2019).

“Is It Not Possible to Be a Radical and a Christian?” Dorothy Day’s Evolving Relationship With the Patriarchal Norms of Journalism and Catholicism Journalism History, January 2019.

“We females have to be contented with the tales of adventures”: Gender conformity in Dorothy Day’s Early Reporting American Journalism, manuscript under review.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Religion, Sexual Violence, Women