Betsy Wade Oral History Interview

Betsy Wade talked about her life and career. She was the first woman copy reader ever hired by The New York Times, the first woman… read more

Betsy Wade talked about her life and career. She was the first woman copy reader ever hired by The New York Times, the first woman chief copy editor on the foreign desk, and the writer of the “Practical Traveler” column for 14 years. She was also the first woman to serve as president of the New York local of the Newspaper Guild, and, under her married name, the named plaintiff in the landmark sex discrimination lawsuit suit Boylan et al. v. The New York Times.

This oral history interview was conducted by Mary Marshall Clark on May 21, 1994, for the Washington Press Club Foundation as part of its oral history project “Women in Journalism.” The interview was conducted in the home of Betsy Wade in New York City. close

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  • Clark, Mary Marshall Interviewer Washington Press Club Foundation->Women in Journalism Oral History Project
  • Wade, Betsy Copy Editor (Former) New York Times

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Betsy Wade Oral History Interview

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Program ID:
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Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jun 18, 2011
Last Aired:
Oct 29, 2012

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