Later, that idea was grandiloquently expressed by Calgary journalist May Armitage: "when the Women's Page of the daily papers became a recognized department, many women in the land benefited directly or indirectly; she had within her reach not only an avenue of publicity, but also an access to justice on occasion, an open forum where her rights and privileges, her wrongs and prohibitions, might be discussed, for take a women's page with a real presswoman
behind it, and it becomes a power whose scope may not be reckoned with.
Gill was a presswoman
at Cuala for some 60 years, and her archive includes an extraordinary range of material produced by the Press, including complete runs of many of the seasonal cards that have become very scarce.
Davison's vacated Duke Street press was handed over to the presswoman
Rhoda Helder, an activist herself who used the premises in 1821 and 1822 as headquarters for both Carlile's and Davison's support committees, and from whence she published An Appeal To Public Feeling On Behalf Of the Wife and Three Infant Children of Mr.
, Ryan McGinn, had not responded to calls by close of business on Jan.
Miss Hasan, last year's Asian Presswoman
of the Year, said there was an urgent need to "integrate all different classes, ages and minority backgrounds to enhance news coverage".