Best Journalism Books

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1. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Author: by Anne Lamott
Anchor
English
256 pages

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An essential volume for generations of writers young and old, Bird by Bird is a modern classic. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition will continue to spark creative minds for years to come. For a quarter century, more than a million readersscribes and scribblers of all ages and abilitieshave been inspired by Anne Lamott’s hilarious, big-hearted, homespun advice.

Advice that begins with the simple words of wisdom passed down from Anne’s fatheralso a writerin the iconic passage that gives the book its title: Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write.

It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead.

Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.’


2. Charlie Brown's America: The Popular Politics of Peanuts

Author: by Blake Scott Ball
Oxford University Press
English
256 pages

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Despite-or because of-its huge popular culture status, Peanuts enabled cartoonist Charles Schulz to offer political commentary on the most controversial topics of postwar American culture through the voices of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts gang. In postwar America, there was no newspaper comic strip more recognizable than Charles Schulz’s Peanuts.

It was everywhere, not just in thousands of daily newspapers. For nearly fifty years, Peanuts was a mainstay of American popular culture in television, movies, and merchandising, from the Macy’sThanksgiving Day Parade to the White House to the breakfast table.

Most people have come to associate Peanuts with the innocence of childhood, not the social and political turmoil of the 1960s and 1970s. Some have even argued that Peanuts was so beloved because it was apolitical. The truth, as Blake Scott Ball shows, is that Peanuts was very political.

Whether itwas the battles over the Vietnam War, racial integration, feminism, or the future of a nuclear world, Peanuts was a daily conversation about very real hopes and fears and the political realities of the Cold War world. As thousands of fan letters, interviews, and behind-the-scenes documents reveal,Charles Schulz used his comic strip to project his ideas to a mass audience and comment on the rapidly changing politics of America.


3. Inside Reporting

Author: by Tim Harrower
McGraw-Hill Education
English
352 pages

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No other textbook offers a more engaging and accessible approach to newswriting than Inside Reporting. While emphasizing the basics, this new edition offers a wealth of information on digital reporting and packaging stories in modern, interactive ways. It also includes more useful advice on feature writingfrom stories to reviews and column-writingthan any other textbook in the field.


4. Storycraft, Second Edition: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)

Author: by Jack Hart
English
286 pages
022673692X

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Jack Hart, master writing coach and former managing editor of the Oregonian, has guided several Pulitzer Prizewinning narratives to publication. Since its publication in 2011, his book Storycraft has become the definitive guide to crafting narrative nonfiction. This is the book to read to learn the art of storytelling as embodied in the work of writers such as David Grann, Mary Roach, Tracy Kidder, and John McPhee.

In this new edition, Hart has expanded the book’s range to delve into podcasting and has incorporated new insights from recent research into storytelling and the brain. He has also added dozens of new examples that illustrate effective narrative nonfiction.

This edition of Storycraft is also paired with Wordcraft, a new incarnation of Hart’s earlier book A Writer’s Coach, now also available from Chicago.


5. Social Media for Strategic Communication: Creative Strategies and Research-Based Applications

Author: by Karen Freberg
SAGE Publications, Inc
English
336 pages

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Social Media for Strategic Communication: Creative Strategies and Research-Based Applications, by Karen Freberg teaches you the skills and principles needed to use social media in persuasive communication campaigns. The book combines cutting-edge research with practical, on-the-ground instruction to prepare you for the real-world challenges you will face in the workplace.

The text addresses the influence of social media technologies, strategies, actions, and the strategic mindset needed by social media professionals today. By focusing on strategic thinking and awareness, it gives you the tools they need to adapt what you learn to new platforms and technologies that may emerge in the future.

A broad focus on strategic communicationfrom PR, advertising, and marketing, to non-profit advocacygives you a broad base of knowledge that will serve you wherever your career may lead.


6. Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers' Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University

Author: by Mark Kramer
Plume
English
317 pages

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Interested in journalism and creative writing and want to write a book? Read inspiring stories and practical advice from America’s most respected journalists. The country’s most prominent journalists and nonfiction authors gather each year at Harvard’s Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism.

Telling True Stories presents their best advicecovering everything from finding a good topic, to structuring narrative stories, to writing and selling your first book. More than fifty well-known writers offer their most powerful tips, including: Tom Wolfe on the emotional core of the story Gay Talese on writing about private lives Malcolm Gladwell on the limits of profiles Nora Ephron on narrative writing and screenwriters Alma Guillermoprieto on telling the story and telling the truth Dozens of Pulitzer Prizewinning journalists from the Atlantic Monthly, New Yorker, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and more …

The essays contain important counsel for new and career journalists, as well as for freelance writers, radio producers, and memoirists. Packed with refreshingly candid and insightful recommendations, Telling True Stories will show anyone fascinated by the art of writing nonfiction how to bring people, scenes, and ideas to life on the page.


7. Colloquial Yiddish

Author: by Lily Kahn
Routledge
English
320 pages

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English
496 pages

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In The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication, authors Susan Dente Ross, Amy Reynolds, and Robert Trager present a lively, up-to-date, and comprehensive introduction to media law that brings the law to life for future professional communicators. The book is grounded in the traditions and rules of law but also contains fresh facts and relevant examples that keep readers engaged.

Tightly focused breakout boxes highlight contemporary examples of the law in action or emphasize central points of law as well as intersections with international law and policy. The thoroughly updated Seventh Edition contains a wealth of new content that is as timely as possiblefrom the U.S.

Supreme Court, federal and state courts, Congress, executive agencies, federal and state policymakers and advisory groups, and media organizations and allies. A refreshed look, feel, and flow of chapters provide readers an understanding of fast-expanding areas of the law and legal complexities.

10. Media Ethics: Issues and Cases

Author: by Philip Patterson
English
400 pages
1538112582

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Media Ethics, Ninth Edition is a diverse, classroom tested compilation of 60 diverse cases that will help students prepare for the ethical situations they will confront in their media careers. Ninety percent of the cases are based on actual events, and authors from many institutions and media outlets contributed both real-life and hypothetical cases.

There is a strong focus on ethical theory and practice throughout the book, which works well as both a main text in a media ethics course, and in an “across the curriculum” approach in other media courses. Every chapter has been revised to include the most significant research and thinking about the individual topics in the field, including more attention to emerging ethical theory in the areas of privacy, truth telling, and the political role of the news media.

Key updates to the Ninth Edition:A new chapter devoted to the theory and practice of social justice25 new cases covering current topics as diverse as weedvertising, Doxxing, drones, and sexual harassment in the newsroom The implications of digital content throughout multiple media industries and platformsFake newsTechnological invasions of privacyThe blending of entertainment, infotainment, and news

11. Sound Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production

Author: by Jonathan Kern
English
380 pages
0226431789

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Perhaps you’ve always wondered how public radio gets that smooth, well-crafted sound. Maybe you’re thinking about starting a podcast, and want some tips from the pros. Or maybe storytelling has always been a passion of yours, and you want to learn to do it more effectively.

Whatever the casewhether you’re an avid NPR listener or you aspire to create your own audio, or bothSound Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production will give you a rare tour of the world of a professional broadcaster.

Jonathan Kern, who has trained NPR’s on-air staff for years, is a gifted guide, able to narrate a day in the life of a host and lay out the nuts and bolts of production with equal wit and warmth. Along the way, he explains the importance of writing the way you speak, reveals how NPR books guests ranging from world leaders to neighborhood newsmakers, and gives sage advice on everything from proposing stories to editors to maintaining balance and objectivity.

Best of allbecause NPR wouldn’t be NPR without its array of distinctive voiceslively examples from popular shows and colorful anecdotes from favorite personalities animate each chapter. As public radio’s audience of millions can attest, NPR’s unique guiding principles and technical expertise combine to connect with listeners like no other medium can.

12. A Frequency Dictionary of Spanish: Core Vocabulary for Learners (Routledge Frequency Dictionaries) (English and Spanish Edition)

Author: by Mark Davies
Routledge
English, Spanish
362 pages

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A Frequency Dictionary of Spanish has been fully revised and updated, including over 500 new entries, making it an invaluable resource for students of Spanish. Based on a new web-based corpus containing more than 2 billion words collected from 21 Spanish-speaking countries, the second edition of A Frequency Dictionary of Spanish provides the most expansive and up-to-date guidelines on Spanish vocabulary.

Each entry is accompanied with an illustrative example and full English translation. The Dictionary provides a rich resource for language teaching and curriculum design, while a separate CD version provides the full text in a tab-delimited format ideally suited for use by corpus and computational linguistics.

With entries arranged both by frequency and alphabetically, A Frequency Dictionary of Spanish enables students of all levels to get the most out of their study of vocabulary in an engaging and efficient way.

13. Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar: A Practical Guide (Modern Grammars)

Author: by Claudia Ross
0415827140
Routledge
English

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Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar provides an innovative reference guide to Mandarin Chinese, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as phrase order, nouns, verbs and specifiers.

Part B is carefully organized around language functions and notions such as: Communication strategies Making comparisons Giving and seeking information Expressing apologies, regrets and sympathies The two parts of the Grammar are closely linked by extensive cross-references, providing a grammatical and functional perspective on many patterns.

All grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples, with a strong focus on contemporary usage. Main features of the grammar include: Examples given in simplified characters, traditional characters and romanization (pinyin) Clear explanations and accessible descriptions Particular attention to areas of particular difficulty for learners of Mandarin Chinese Implementing feedback from users of the first edition of the Grammar, this second edition has been revised throughout to offer expanded explanations, examples, cross-referencing, and indexing and brand new chapters on aspect, resultative verbs, directional verbs and “ba” sentences.

14. Photojournalism: The Professionals' Approach

Author: by Kenneth Kobre
Routledge
English
572 pages

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Photojournalism: The Professionals’ Approach is the definitive book on photojournalism, delivering a blend of insightful interviews with professionals, practical techniques, and high-impact photographs. This edition features updates on social media in photojournalism, shooting video on smart phones, and the use of drones to cover the news.

It also includes revised chapters on audio and video, and additional international case studies including, among others, approaches to covering the Arab Spring, the Ukrainian Revolution, and resurgent white supremacy in South Africa. New interviews and case studies bring readers on assignment with industry greats, whose experiences provide a guide on how to take your work from a hobby to a profession.

The revised and expanded business chapter goes the next step and outlines how to make a living in photojournalism. Often called the “bible” of the industry, Photojournalism continues to be the must-have reference for photojournalists that it has been for nearly 40 years.

15. Hammer's German Grammar and Usage (Routledge Reference Grammars)

Author: by Martin Durrell
Routledge
English
638 pages

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Long trusted as the most comprehensive, up-to-date and user-friendly grammar available, Hammer’s German Grammar and Usage provides you with a complete guide to German as it is written and spoken today. In a revised layout to improve ease of consultation, this new edition includes: concise descriptions of the main grammatical phenomena of German and their use completely reorganized tables of grammatical features examples of grammar taken from contemporary German, helping you to understand the underlying grammatical principles more quickly invaluable guidance on pronunciation and word stress discussion of new words from English roots, helping you to communicate in German as Germans do today clarification on current spellings of German with full detail on the most recent revisions to the rules list of useful internet resources for students, teachers and all learners of German Praised for its lucid explanations, this new edition explains and clearly distinguishes formal and informal spoken and written usage.