The Growth of the Women’s Page Community
The women’s page community was a strong one. There were city and statewide press associations for women journalists, along with reporting contests. They spent time at the meetings of these groups and wrote letters to each other later. By 1960, the women were gathering annually at the Penney-Missouri Awards ceremonies. This competition rewarded the women’s pages that featured progressive news. The award ceremonies also included meetings where top women’s page editors presented their story ideas and strategies to other women journalists.