In this book you'll meet some of the best-known women in Canada, past and present: Barbara Frum, Betty Kennedy, June Callwood, Ann Medina, Doris Anderson, Hana Gartner, Pamela Wallin.
Susan Crean has written profiles of more than a hundred Canadian media women, print journalists, writers, editors, radio and television broadcasters. They tell the stories of their careers, and the obstacles they've overcome in pursuit of success and power. Women are more prominent than ever before in the media--but as this book makes clear, many barriers to advancement remain.
Newsworthy: The Lives of Media Women offers lively portraits of many of Canada's most successful media personalities.
About the author
Susan Crean was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, and is of Scots-Irish descent. She began travelling in the sixties, studying at universities in France and Italy. In 1989 she moved to British Columbia where she spent a decade researching, writing and teaching. Her articles and essays have appeared in magazines and newspapers across Canada, and she is the author of seven books. The first, Who’s Afraid of Canadian Culture, appeared in 1976. Her landmark work, The Laughing One: A Journey to Emily Carr, was nominated for five awards including the Governor General’s Literary award and won the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize in 2002. Crean currently lives in Toronto.
"Timely, well-written, full of facinating anecdotes and gossip."
London Free Press
"An insider's report on media stars ... fun to read."
"Chock-full of heroics, grand imaginings and larger-than-life characters."
Regina Leader Post
Other titles by Susan Crean
Finding Mr. Wong
Jerry Grey On The Grid 1968-1978
M.E. A Portrayal of Emily Carr
A Woman For Her Time
Twist and Shout
A Decade of Feminist Writing in THIS Magazine
In the Name of the Father
The Story Behind Child Custody
An Essay on the Culture and Politics of Canada and Quebec in a World of American Pre-eminence