From women’s page to style section

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Columbia Journalism Review

The question comes up again and again, as women’s projects and concerns that have little to do with fashion nevertheless turn up in the Style pages. To answer it, we have to follow the history of the Style section, back to its origins in the “Women’s Page.” According to Carolyn Kitch, professor of journalism at Temple, the first regular woman’s page in a major newspaper appeared in the 1890s. Women’s pages quickly became staples of the newspapers, featuring society coverage, food and fashion.