Living through her stories

Who was Nellie Bly and was that her real name? Watch this short film about a young Victorian woman who became an undercover investigative journalist.

Elizabeth Cochran was just 24 years old when she decided she'd had enough of typical jobs for women. She knew she could do better in the job she'd always aspired to do. In a time when only men had the right to vote, she infiltrated what was then the men's world of reporting to work as a journalist.

She figured that the best way to investigate a story would be to go undercover, so she adopted the name of Nellie Bly and...

This short film is directed by Penny Lane for the Reveal News organisation.

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