Saturday, September 1, 2012
Food Writers & Pen Names
Several of the newspaper food writers in the women's pages of newspapers used pen names such as Ruth Ellen Church (pictured above from when she was home economics journalism student at Iowa State University) who wrote under the byline of Mary Meade during her long career at the Chicago Tribune.
This link shows that it was Virginia Harms who wrote under the byline of Alice Richards at the Milwaukee Journal.
Here is a story about the use of two pen names at Los Angeles newspapers: Prudence Penney and Marian Manners.
Mary Cullen was a food writing pen name in the Northwest.
I am continuing to research this food writing trend and how it is tied to the advertising side of the newspaper.