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Nellie Bly

American journalist

1864   -   1922


country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
occupation: writer, journalist, novelist, suffragist
award received: National Women's Hall of Fame

Elizabeth Cochran Seaman (born Elizabeth Jane Cochran; May 5, 1864 – January 27, 1922), better known by her pen name Nellie Bly, was an American journalist, industrialist, inventor, and charity worker who was widely known for her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days, in emulation of Jules Verne's fictional character Phileas Fogg, and an exposé in which she worked undercover to report on a mental institution from within. She was a pioneer in her field and launched a new kind of investigative journalism.
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