First Woman to edit a broadsheet newspaper
October 2010, at home in Somerset
A British journalist, Rosie Boycott became the first woman in history to edit a broadsheet newspaper when she took over at the helm of The Independent in 1996, aged 45. She was the first woman editor in the newspaper’s decade-long print run. In 1971, when she was 20, Rosie co-founded the influential feminist magazine Spare Rib.