Listee Features — Journalism


Born in Shanghai, Marvine H. Howe had desired to return to her home country from a young age. Having traveled between the United States and Europe since the age of six, she ultimately realized she could return to China through a career in journalism. A freelance writer since 1995, she began her professional career as a news broadcaster at Radio Maroc in Rabat, Morocco, in 1951, remaining in this position for four years while also contributing to the British Broadcasting Corp. between 1952 and 1955. Ms. Howe then served as a part-time reporter for Time-Life and The New York Times between 1956 and 1971, reporting from Algiers, Algeria; Rabat, Morocco; and Lisbon, Portugal. During this time, she contributed to McGraw-Hill

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Motivated her desire to find an interesting and meaningful career, Carol Bennett pursued a combination of library science, journalism, and acting over the years. She started out at the reference department at the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University, where she met someone who had worked with the U.S. Army Libraries. Ms. Bennet applied at their recommendation because the prospect of seeing the world enticed her. She subsequently traveled to Germany with the organization and became responsible for several international military libraries. Upon her return to the U.S. two years later, she used her experience to serve local libraries like the Princeton Public Library. Ms. Bennett also began taking classes at the University of Maryland around that time. She became

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Passionate and hardworking, Edith Lederer fell in love with journalism in high school. She was the news editor of her high school paper, and she realized that reporting would allow her to explore her many interests. Ms. Lederer had always been a good student, but she hadn’t found her niche until that moment. She liked having the opportunity to research issues she cared about and share her findings with others. Ms. Lederer pursued this path, and ended up earning a Bachelor of Science with distinction from Cornell University in 1963 and a Master of Arts from Stanford University in 1964. That same year, she obtained her first position in the field with the Scientific Service in Washington, DC, and the

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