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Nellie Bly's 151st birthday celebrated by Google in today's musical video doodle

In an attempt to shed light on veteran journalist Nellie Bly's accomplishments, Google has decided to dedicate a doodle on her 151st birthday. The American reporter is best known in the industry for h

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In an attempt to shed light on veteran journalist Nellie Bly’s accomplishments, Google has decided to dedicate a doodle on her 151st birthday. The American reporter is best known in the industry for her brave writing and her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days. Also Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing ends

The doodle takes you back to the 80s with the backdrop of the good ol’ black and white newspaper days, keeping Bly in the front focus. For all those who don’t know, Elizabeth Jane Cochrane was her real identity with her pen name being Nellie Bly. The doodle transforms into a video showcasing her accomplishments as a writer, while travelling the world and exposing frauds and breaking news on-the-go. The video aptly has Karen O’s ‘Nellie’ playing in the background saying, ‘ We go to speak up for the ones who are told to shut up.’ Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022

Bly pioneered the entry of a new kind of investigative journalism, with one of the highlights being faking insanity to expose the frauds within a mental institution. Her career began with The Pittsburgh Dispatch, after she wrote a scathing letter to the editor in response to an article written in the paper. The editor was so impressed by her prose, that he offered her a job. Bly quickly built a brave repute, and moved on to work under Joseph Pulitzer, and eventually wrote her widely acclaimed book Nellie Bly’s Book: Around the World in Seventy-Two Days. Also Read - Honor phones to come with Google Mobile Services: Report

Here’s Google’s latest doodle video on Nellie Bly’s eccentric career:

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  • Published Date: May 5, 2015 10:57 AM IST
  • Updated Date: May 5, 2015 10:57 AM IST



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