Quilted News: Creating a New Definition of News
The mix of traditional and progressive news in the women’s pages led to a new kind of quilted news. The sections would weave serious topics among the traditional softer approaches to news, in much the same way women would use quilts as an art form to showcase important causes. Women were still reading about the four Fs and they were also reading about a variety of other news. There were stories about politics, education, and healthcare. In addition, stories about women in the black community and questions about both racism and sexism were addressed.