Marj Paxson’s first job as a journalist lasted less than two years. After graduating from the Missouri School of Journalism in 1944, she went to work for United Press in Lincoln, Neb., for $25 a week.
But when World War II ended in August 1945, female journalists such as Paxson were forced out of their jobs to make room for returning veterans. Many stayed long enough to train their replacements before being let go.
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