Jack Murray from brand storytelling agency All Good Tales talks about how a rookie journalist changed the world
Growing up in England during the 1920s, Clare Hollingworth always wanted to be a writer. But her mother did not approve. She never believed anything that journalists wrote. At her mother’s insistence, Hollingworth attended the Domestic Science College in Leicester, and she really hated it.
But Hollingworth’s was always a strong woman who took life into her own hands. So as soon as she got the chance to leave college in Leicester, she decided to move to the School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies in London in the mid 1930’s.
This experience encouraged her to travel, and so she did. After her studies in London, she studied at the University of Zagreb, which was then in Yugoslavia. From here, Hollingworth moved on to work with the League of Nations Union. This was a peace and social justice group established in Britain. At the time, they focused heavily on helping refugees who were plighted by war.
She was dispatched to Warsaw in Poland. There, she aided thousands of refugees from the Sudetenland — the region of Czechoslovakia that had been annexed by the Nazis.
Hollingworth was fascinated by war zones due to the time and place she grew up in. Have a listen to her talk about it in this wonderful interview here.
While in Poland, she decided to write about the plight of these refugees and send her pieces to small publications back home in England. Hollingworth cared deeply about the people she tried to help, and her efforts did not go unnoticed. A man called Arthur Wilson, who was then the Editor of the Daily Telegraph, noticed these pieces.
While on a visit home to London, he hired her as a correspondent and assigned her to cover the rising tensions on mainland Europe.
Read the rest of her fascinating story here - http://allgoodtales.com/clare-hollingworth-media-moments/
Make sure to listen to the full piece by clicking below.