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Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project: Interview with Marcia Anderson
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Marcia was a member of the original planning committee at Minnesota Women's Press, Inc (MWP). She helped develop marketing and promotional plans for the launch of the newspaper. She was the first associate editor, and later a contributing editor. In that capacity, she helped plan each issue, worked with the core writer's group and other freelancers, and contributed writing and reporting. She occasionally wrote a media column. She was involved with the newspaper from approximately 1985 through 1988. Marcia has a Bachelor of Arts from Metropolitan State University and a Master of Arts in liberal and integrated studies from St. Mary's College, both in Minneapolis. She served as an editor/reporter at a variety of local and community newspapers. She also taught and worked as an admissions counselor at Metropolitan State University over a twenty-year period. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Description of initial planning groups for the start-up of the newspaper; initial promotion and marketing of the prototype; journalistic and business values and principles of the new organization; neighborhood newspapers in the Twin Cities during the 1970-90s; importance of the "Profile" article and selection of the women to be profiled; feminism and the "Women's Press"; journalistic objectives and innovations; collaboration; selling ads; journalistic and personal impact of the Minnesota Women's Press.
1.5 hours sound cassette
21 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
60 minutes length
Interviewee: Anderson, Marcia
Interviewer: Brewer, Kathryn Balstad
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 75 (Library Call Number)
AV2001.34.2 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project'