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Carolyn Edy is a media historian and an associate professor at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, where she was named the SGA Outstanding Professor of 2015–2016 in the College of Fine and Applied Arts. She earned her master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her book, “The Woman War Correspondent, the U.S. Military and the Press, 1846-1947,” received an honorable mention for the best journalism history book in 2018 from the American Journalism Historians Association.


Edy’s research on women war correspondents has been recognized with several grants and awards, including those awarded by the American Journalism Historians Association, Harvard University’s Schlesinger Library, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. She has published research related to women and the media in American Journalism and Women & Health, and she contributed several chapters to The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World (2011).


Before she began teaching full-time, Edy worked as a journalist, writing for local and national publications, including American Demographics, Body+Soul, Chapel Hill Herald, Concord Monitor, Fortune Small Business, Good Housekeeping, Newsweek, N.H. Magazine, USA TodayU.S. News & World Report, and Yoga Journal.

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