Reminiscences of Iris Turner Kelso [electronic resource] : oral history, 1991
|Creator: ||Kelso, Iris||Project: ||Washington Press Club women in journalism oral history collection. |
(see all project interviews)
|Phys. Desc. :||sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit) video file : digital preservation master|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Scope and Contents
Childhood in Philadelphia, Mississippi, influence of maternal grandparents, extended family; Randolph-Macon Women's College, B.A., 1948; small town news reporter, obituary writer, Hattiesburg American, 1948-51; general assignment reporter, New Orleans States, 1951-65; desire to do political reporting, recollections of interviews with key local politicians; educational consultant, Total Community Action, New Orleans poverty program agency, 1965-67; reporter and commentator, WDSU-TV "Saturday Politics," 1967-78, New Orleans; Peabody Award for coverage of governor and mayoral administrations, 1969; reporter and columnist, Times-Picayune, 1979- :coverage of civil rights movement, school integration, state and local elections and administrations; reflections on changes in reporters' techniques, newsroom advancements.
Copyright by the Washington Press Club Foundation, 1990.