For our pop-up series KSMU Summer Reading, reporter Gregory Holman interviews Susan Croce Kelly about her new biography of a legendary Springfield journalist.‘It started as a project. It turned into a labor of love’ — Susan Croce Kelly spent years writing a biography of Lucile Morris Upton, ‘Newspaperwoman of the Ozarks’
For my two introductory reporting courses in journalism school, I had the teacher said to be the toughest of the faculty. And he was. His classes tended to weed out anyone who wasn’t fully committed (which the school administrators were less than pleased with)… Read the Review
An Independent Woman, Changing Times, And A Bully Pulpit: ‘Newspaperwoman of the Ozarks’ tells all! Before the word Ozarks was synonymous with the idea of goofy hillbillies, fast boats, and family vacations, it was a place where real people lived their lives day-to-day and learned about the world from their local newspapers.