Friday, February 15, 2013
Great Image of Food Editor Jeanne Voltz
I love this great image of Food Editor Jeanne Voltz. She is getting ready to fly with USN Blue Angels, Miami, 1956. I noticed the image on her daughter Jeanne's Facebook page and I appreciate her letting me use it.
In the 1950s, Jeanne Voltz was the food editor at the Miami Herald before moving on to the Los Angeles Times in 1960. Here is how she is described in her obituary:
"She was one of the first newspaper food editors of the modern era, when the sections were edited by journalists rather than by the advertising department."
There has been an over generalization that food journalism was run by the the advertising departments. While that may have been true at some newspapers, at many other newspapers - food journalism was truly journalism.
Here is my article about Jeanne Voltz that as published in American Journalism.