"Where Can a Girl Alone in New York Find Assistance?" - Emmeline Pendennis - New York Evening World



Emmeline Pendennis, under the editorship of Charles Chapin at the New York Evening World, presented herself as Helen King, a young woman who had lost her bags and purse, to produce a series that explored what someone without means in New York City could do to get help.

Media History

The reporting was intended for these media types: Newspaper

Effects and Outcomes

The newspaper followed up with a crowd-sourcing exercise, although no one at the time called it that, inviting readers to share similar experiences.

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