Honoring Ida: Celebrating the Work and Legacies of Ida Tarbell and Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Allegheny Journalism Conference – March 6-7, 2015


With this conference, we recognize women journalists and herald women’s voices. Top professional journalists will present their work and mentor students. For this storytelling experiment, we will focus on women in the Crawford County community, sharing their stories through photos and multimedia projects.

Featured Journalists


Peggy Peattie

San Diego Union-Tribune


Alysia Burton Steele

University of Mississippi


Cheryl Hatch

Visiting Assistant Professor
Allegheny College

Full Journalist Bios

About the Conference

Ida B. WellsIda Tarbell“Honoring Ida” is the third annual journalism conference at Allegheny College. In our bicentennial year, our focus will be on women journalists and the work of two outstanding women journalists — Ida Tarbell, Allegheny College Class of 1880, and Ida B. Wells-Barnett — as it relates to the theme of voting rights.

Our academic partner for the conference is Ohio University. Students and faculty from University of Mississippi and Penn State will also participate.

  • March 6-7, 2015
  • Free and open to the public
  • All events will be held in the Vukovich Center for the Arts

Sponsored By: Frederick F. Seely Humanities Fund, William Beazell Memorial Fund, the Journalism in the Public Interest program at Allegheny College, The Campus, Ohio University School of Visual Communication and the Scripps College of Communication, University of Mississippi Meek School of Journalism and New Media.