Category: Nellie Bly – The Best reporter in America

Nellie Bly – The Best reporter in America

Nellie Bly (May 5, 1864 – January 27, 1922) was the pen name of American journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochrane. She was a writer, industrialist, inventor, and charity worker and is widely known for a her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days, in emulation of Jules Verne’s fictional character Phileas Fogg, and an expose in which she faked insanity to study a mental institution from within. She was a pioneer in her field, and launched a new kind of investigative journalism.