ELAINE STINSON: CAMPUS REPORTER by Doris Faber

ELAINE STINSON: CAMPUS REPORTER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A good career story, efficient as its trim heroine and relatively free of the melodramatics so often attached to the newspaper work, shows that good Journalism is done through steady work rather than chance scoops. Lainey, who is in college near a New England city that could be Boston or Providence, gets a Job with the very reputable Express, as a reporter for minor college doings. But she is not the reporter for the whole University. That job belongs to Ted Wentworth, a student who has had it for years and who badly wants a Job with the Express after graduation. Somewhat blocked by the imaginary terrors presented not only by Ted's position, but by her newspaper bosses as well, Lainey's first nervousness is nevertheless replaced by the ability to do creditable reporting. Some thoughtful long pieces convince her of a future in journalism. To speed up her own acceptance by the Express, a climactic chance reporting of a tornado, after graduation, wins her the coveted job. Though luck plays its part work is the main factor.

Pub Date: Sept. 22nd, 1955
Publisher: Knopf