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Dorothy Jurney

Dorothy Jurney (BSJ30) is a member of the Medill Hall of Achievement.

Jurney was the women's editor of the Detroit Free Press and the Miami Herald, and later an assistant managing editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Jurney was among the first editors in the nation to give prominent play in women's sections to issues such as the Equal Rights Amendment, civil rights and women union organizers.

After she retired from the Inquirer in 1975, Jurney founded the Woman's Network, an editorial talent search firm. She began an annual report on women in news management positions that was published for 10 years by the American Society of Newspaper Editors. That report is continued today by the National Federation of Press Women.

Jurney died in 2002.

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