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Sponsored by Vocational Guidance Films, Inc., this promotional film from the Prelinger Archive touts the thrills of working as a newsman in 1940 -- unless you were a newswoman, in which case your were probably stuck writing for the society pages. "Women find it difficult to compete with men in general reporting jobs," the narrator explains, "so girls who want to be successful in journalism should prepare for work in the special women's departments." 

For more films from the Prelinger Archive, visit http://www.archive.org/details/prelinger.

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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