Ferguson was a journalist and media scholar who focused on the change in communications technology. She was born in Victoria on October 7, 1929. After working summers at the Empress Hotel, she got a secret loan from her grandfather to attent UBC--where she fell in love with student newspaper editor Donald C. Ferguson, a future Vancouver sun reporter. Marjorie became a fashion editor and then deputy editor of Woman, the largest circulation women's magazine in the Common Wealth. She wrote Forever Feminine: Women's Magazines and the Cult of Femininity (Heinemann, 1983). She died on October 4, 1999.

[BCBW 2003] "Journalism" "Women"