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  • Page One: Inside The New York Times and the Future of Journalism (Participant Media Guide) Paperback — June 28, 2011: In 17 illuminating essays, various writers take a look at the challenges facing journalism today, and shed considerable light on the subject of it’s current and potential future evolution in the digital age.
  • Beyond News: The Future of Journalism (Columbia Journalism Review Books) Hardcover — April 29, 2014: “Persuasively written and filled with telling examples, Beyond News makes a powerful case for moving beyond the traditional five W’s as guidelines for journalists to the five I’s of what Stephens calls wisdom journalism: informed, intelligent, interpretive, insightful, and illuminating.” — Loren Ghiglione, Northwestern University
  • The Elements of Journalism, Revised and Updated 3rd Edition: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect Paperback — April 1, 2014: Some of America’s most influential newspeople ask the question, “What is journalism for?” The result is won the Goldsmith Book Award from Harvard, the Society of Professional Journalists award, and the Bart Richards Award from Penn State University. Updated with new material covering the rise of social media, sponsored content, a new, collaborative web-based journalism in which anyone — professional or citizen — can produce news, and much more, this third edition of The Elements of Journalism is an essential read for journalists, students, and anyone hoping to stay informed in the digital age.
  • Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News Paperback — Unabridged, 2014 — Jeff Jarvis: Technology has disrupted the news industry– its relationships, forms, and business models — but also provides no end of opportunities for improving, expanding, reimagining, and sustaining journalism. Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News is a creative, thought-provoking and entertaining exploration of the possible future(s) of news by Professor Jeff Jarvis, who leads the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. You can find and read this book for free on medium. Start from the introduction chapter here:
  • Feature and Magazine Writing: Action, Angle, and AnecdotesPaperback — January 4, 2013: “This text provides the cutting-edge insights on writing and publishing needed in today’s competitive marketplace. The authors — themselves highly successful authors and editors — teach with wit, pragmatic examples, concise information, and logical explanations. For developing journalists and freelance writers, this book is the gold standard.” — Dennis E. Hensley, Taylor University
  • The Best American Magazine Writing 2014 Paperback — December 2, 2014 by The American Society of Magazine Editors: Our annual anthology of finalists and winners of the National Magazine Awards 2014 includes Max Chafkin’s oral history of Apple from Fast Company, Joshua Davis’s intimate portrait of tech pioneer John McAfee’s personal and public breakdown from Wired; Kyle Dickman’s haunting investigation into the preventable death of nineteen firemen battling an Arizona wildfire; and Ariel Levy’s emotional account of extreme travel to a remote land — while pregnant — from The New Yorker.
  • The AP Stylebook is a writing style guide for journalists. It is published and updated annually to reflect changes in writing style and new guidelines. It provides fundamental guidelines for spelling, language, punctuation, usage and journalistic style. It is the definitive resource for journalists.
  • Here Comes Everybody, Clay Shirky
  • What Would Google Do?, Jeff Jarvis
  • Newsonomics, Ken Doctor
  • Bull, A. (2010) Multimedia Journalism: A Practical Guide, London: Routledge
  • Lancaster, K. (2012) Video Journalism for the Web: A Practical Introduction to Documentary Storytelling, London: Routledge
  • McAdams, M. (2009) Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency, e-book downloadable from —
  • Ritchin, F (2009). After Photography. New York: W.W. Norton
  • Sontag, S. (1979) On Photography, Penguin


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