BY JOHN WEAR · AUGUST 13, 2021

Dorothy Thompson was deluged with speaking invitations after her dramatic exit from Germany. Her lectures drew impressive crowds everywhere she went. Dorothy was often introduced as the “First Lady of American Journalism” on the speaker’s platform.

Dorothy Thompson 1944

The Rise and Fall of Dorothy Thompson

      Dorothy Thompson was an extremely successful reporter, writer, public speaker and radio broadcaster before and during World War II. This article examines Dorothy’s life and career, and her precipitous decline in popularity after the war.