Clocking in at over 500 pages, Undaunted sweeps across centuries and thumbs through reams of bylines. Deeply researched and encyclopedic in the best sense, the book attempts to create a broad new canon of unforgettables ... The gendered story of reporting in the digital age deserves deeper analysis. So, too, do the distinctive contributions of conservative women journalists... who figure nowhere in these pages.
This book is a timely reminder that while women have come a long way in journalism, their gains can’t be taken for granted ... Nevertheless, the scope and style of Undaunted make for some unwieldy reading. It is an exhaustive catalog of female journalists — some famous, many lesser known — and the recap of their accomplishments can be plodding at times ... Most compelling are the examples of how women made a distinctive mark on journalism.