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The Best Investigative Journalism Books Of All Time

May 15, 2017

“What are the best books about Investigative Journalism?” We looked at 390 of the top Investigative Journalism books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 39 books, all appearing on 2 or more of the Best Investigative Journalism lists we aggregated together, are ranked below with images, descriptions and links. The additional 350+ books, as well as the article sources, are listed at the bottom of the page alphabetically.

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Top 39 Investigative Journalism Books



39 .) A Hack’s Progress by Phillip Knightley

Lists It Appears On:

  • Five Books
  • Press Gazette

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38 .) Berlin Diary by William Shirer

Lists It Appears On:

  • Columbia Journalism Review
  • Info Please

“CBS radio broadcaster William L. Shirer was virtually unknown in 1940 when he decided there might be a book in the diary he had kept in Europe during the 1930s―specifically those sections dealing with the collapse of the European democracies and the rise of Nazi Germany.

Berlin Diary first appeared in 1941, and the timing was perfect. The energy, the passion, the electricity in it were palpable. The book was an instant success, and it became the frame of reference against which thoughtful Americans judged the rush of events in Europe. It exactly matched journalist to event: the right reporter at the right place at the right time. It stood, and still stands, as so few books have ever done―a pure act of journalistic witness.”

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37 .) Blood and Sand by Frank Gardner

Lists It Appears On:

  • Esquire
  • Press Gazette

“It was on 6 June 2004 that BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner and cameraman Simon Cumbers were ambushed by Islamist gunmen in a quiet Riyadh back street. Simon was killed outright. Frank was hit in the shoulder and leg. As he lay in the dust, a figure stood over him and pumped four more bullets into his body at point-blank range.

Against all the odds, Frank Gardner survived. Ten years on from that horrendous attack, although partly paralysed, he continues to travel the world reporting for the BBC. His acclaimed, moving, and inspiring memoir is now brought up to date with a new chapter recalling his return to Saudi Arabia for the first time since he was shot. This new anniversary edition is a reaffirmation of his deep understanding of—and affection for—the Islamic world in these uncertain times.”

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36 .) Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer

Lists It Appears On:

  • Signature
  • Goodreads

Why is America living in an age of profound and widening economic inequality? Why have even modest attempts to address climate change been defeated again and again? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? In a riveting and indelible feat of reporting, Jane Mayer illuminates the history of an elite cadre of plutocrats—headed by the Kochs, the Scaifes, the Olins, and the Bradleys—who have bankrolled a systematic plan to fundamentally alter the American political system. Mayer traces a byzantine trail of billions of dollars spent by the network, revealing a staggering conglomeration of think tanks, academic institutions, media groups, courthouses, and government allies that have fallen under their sphere of influence. Drawing from hundreds of exclusive interviews, as well as extensive scrutiny of public records, private papers, and court proceedings, Mayer provides vivid portraits of the secretive figures behind the new American oligarchy and a searing look at the carefully concealed agendas steering the nation. Dark Money is an essential book for anyone who cares about the future of American democracy.

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35 .) Fame and Obscurity by Gay Talese

Lists It Appears On:

  • John Kroll Digital
  • Info Please

In this extraordinary work of insight and interviews, bestselling author Gay Talese shares with us the lives of those we don’t know and those we might wish we did: Frank Sinatra, Joe DiMaggio, Manhattan mobsters, Bowery bums, and many others — fascinating men and women who define our country’s spirit and lead us to an understanding of ourselves as a nation.

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34 .) Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Lists It Appears On:

  • John Kroll Digital
  • Online College

This cult classic of gonzo journalism is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken.

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33 .) Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Nieman Reports

“Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink’s landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina – and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice.

In the tradition of the best investigative journalism, physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs 5 days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the reader into the lives of those who struggled mightily to survive and maintain life amid chaos.

After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several of those caregivers faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths.

Five Days at Memorial, the culmination of six years of reporting, unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, bringing the reader into a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of health care rationing.

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32 .) Floater by Calvin Trillin

Lists It Appears On:

  • John Kroll Digital
  • Online College

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31 .) Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga by Hunter S. Thompson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Best Colleges Online

In the mid-1960s, Thompson spent almost two years living with the controversial Angels, cycling up and down the coast, reveling in the anarchic spirit of their clan, and, as befits their name, raising hell. His book successfully captures a singular moment in American history, when the biker lifestyle was first defined, and when such countercultural movements were electrifying and horrifying America. Thompson, the creator of Gonzo journalism, writes with his usual bravado, energy, and brutal honesty, and with a nuanced and incisive eye; as The New Yorker pointed out, “For all its uninhibited and sardonic humor, Thompson’s book is a thoughtful piece of work.” As illuminating now as when originally published in 1967, Hell’s Angels is a gripping portrait, and the best account we have of the truth behind an American legend.

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30 .) My Trade: A Short History of British Journalism by Andrew Marr

Lists It Appears On:

  • John Kroll Digital
  • Press Gazette

“How do you decide what is a ‘story’ and what isn’t? What does a newspaper editor actually do all day? How do hacks get their scoops? How do the TV stations choose their news bulletins? How do you persuade people to say those awful, embarassing things? Who earns what? How do journalists manage to look in the mirror after the way they sometimes behave?

The purpose of this insider’s account is to provide an answer to all these questions and more. Andrew Marr’s brilliant, and brilliantly funny, book is a guide to those of us who read newspapers, or who listen to and watch news bulletins but want to know more. Andrew Marr tells the story of modern journalism through his own experience.”

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29 .) Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities by Alexandra Robbins

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Colleges Online
  • Goodreads

Updated ten years after it is original publication, Pledged by Alexandra Robbins is as timely today as it was when first published. With salacious breaking news about fraternities and sororities shocking the general public (and members themselves) Pledged exposes what really goes on behind the facades of some of these Greek organizations. Robbins, an investigative journalist, went undercover as a sorority sister; her expose is a breathtaking narrative of tumultuous breakups, fights, drunk driving, stalkers, cover-ups, predation by faculty and staff, theft, rape, and an abundance of drugs and alcohol, and much, much more.

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28 .) Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number by Jacobo Timerman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Columbia Journalism Review
  • John Kroll Digital

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27 .) Reporting by Lillian Ross

Lists It Appears On:

  • John Kroll Digital
  • Info Please

“A staff writer for The New Yorker since 1945, Lillian Ross is one of the few journalists who worked for both the magazine’s founding editor, Harold Ross, and its current editor, David Remnick. She “made journalistic history by pioneering the kind of novelistic nonfiction that inspired later work” (The New York Times).

Reporting Always is a collection of Ross’s iconic New Yorker profiles and “Talk of the Town” pieces that spans forty years. “This glorious collection by a master of the form” (Susan Orlean) brings the reader into the hotel rooms of Ernest Hemingway, John Huston, and Charlie Chaplin; Robin Williams’s living room and movie set; Harry Winston’s office; the tennis court with John McEnroe; Ellen Barkin’s New York City home, the crosstown bus with upper east side school children; and into the lives of other famous, and not so famous, individuals.”

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26 .) Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Colleges Online
  • Info Please

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Carson’s passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully throughout the world, and her eloquent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement. It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century.

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25 .) Sound Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production by Jonathan Kern

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Colleges Online
  • John Kroll Digital

“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 case—whether you’re an avid NPR listener or you aspire to create your own audio, or both—Sound 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 all—because NPR wouldn’t be NPR without its array of distinctive voices—lively examples from popular shows and colorful anecdotes from favorite personalities animate each chapter.”

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24 .) Tell Me No Lies: Investigative Journalism and its Triumphs by John Pilger

Lists It Appears On:

  • Signature
  • Press Gazette

Prison scandals, terrorism, corporate fraud, election rigging—most likely you have heard something of the sort in the last ten minutes. But what is truth and what is part of the great “washout” of biased reporting? A celebration of lucid investigative reporting, selected by titan of the craft John Pilger, could come at no better moment. Pilger’s book travels through contemporary history, from war correspondent Martha Gelhorn’s wrenching 1945 account of the liberation of Dachau to Edward R. Murrow’s groundbreaking excavation of McCarthyism to recent coverage of the war in Iraq. This homage to brave, often unsettling coverage features a range of great writing, from Seymour Hersh’s Vietnam-era muckraking to Eric Schlosser’s exposé of the fast-food industry to preeminent theorist Edward Said’s writing on Islam and terrorism. Unrepentant in its mission to expose the truth behind the messages that politicians, warmongers, and corporate-run media inculcate, Tell Me No Lies is essential for anyone who wants to understand the world around them objectively and intelligently. It’s not just a collection of high-quality reporting, but a call-to-arms to all who believe in honesty and justice for humanity.

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23 .) Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Colleges Online
  • Goodreads

Since my experiences in Blackwell’s Island Insane Asylum were published in the World I have received hundreds of letters in regard to it. The edition containing my story long since ran out, and I have been prevailed upon to allow it to be published in book form, to satisfy the hundreds who are yet asking for copies.I am happy to be able to state as a result of my visit to the asylum and the exposures consequent thereon, that the City of New York has appropriated $1,000,000 more per annum than ever before for the care of the insane. So I have at least the satisfaction of knowing that the poor unfortunates will be the better cared for because of my work.

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22 .) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Lists It Appears On:

  • Signature
  • Goodreads

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.

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21 .) The John McPhee Reader by John McPhee

Lists It Appears On:

  • John Kroll Digital
  • Info Please

The John McPhee Reader, first published in 1976, is comprised of selections from the author’s first twelve books. In 1965, John McPhee published his first book, A Sense of Where You Are; a decade later, he had published eleven others. His fertility, his precision and grace as a stylist, his wit and uncanny brilliance in choosing subject matter, his crack storytelling skills have made him into one of our best writers: a journalist whom L.E. Sissman ranked with Liebling and Mencken, who Geoffrey Wolff said “is bringing his work to levels that have no measurable limit,” who has been called “a master craftsman” so many times that it is pointless to number them.

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20 .) The Journalist and the Murderer by Janet Malcolm

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Colleges Online
  • Press Gazette

“A seminal work and examination of the psychopathology of journalism. Using a strange and unprecedented lawsuit as her larger-than-life example — the lawsuit of Jeffrey MacDonald, a convicted murderer, against Joe McGinniss, the author of Fatal Vision, a book about the crime — she delves into the always uneasy, sometimes tragic relationship that exists between journalist and subject. In Malcolm’s view, neither journalist nor subject can avoid the moral impasse that is built into the journalistic situation. When the text first appeared, as a two-part article in The New Yorker, its thesis seemed so radical and its irony so pitiless that journalists across the country reacted as if stung.

Her book is a work of journalism as well as an essay on journalism: it at once exemplifies and dissects its subject. In her interviews with the leading and subsidiary characters in the MacDonald-McGinniss case — the principals, their lawyers, the members of the jury, and the various persons who testified as expert witnesses at the trial — Malcolm is always aware of herself as a player in a game that, as she points out, she cannot lose. The journalist-subject encounter has always troubled journalists, but never before has it been looked at so unflinchingly and so ruefully. Hovering over the narrative — and always on the edge of the reader’s consciousness — is the MacDonald murder case itself, which imparts to the book an atmosphere of anxiety and uncanniness. The Journalist and the Murderer derives from and reflects many of the dominant intellectual concerns of our time, and it will have a particular appeal for those who cherish the odd, the off-center, and the unsolved.”

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19 .) The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby by Tom Wolfe

Lists It Appears On:

  • John Kroll Digital
  • Info Please

In his first book, The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby (1965) Wolfe introduces us to the sixties, to extravagant new styles of life that had nothing to do with the “elite” culture of the past.

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18 .) The Press by A.J. Liebling

Lists It Appears On:

  • John Kroll Digital
  • Best Colleges Online

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17 .) The Promised Land by Nicholas Lemann

Lists It Appears On:

  • Columbia Journalism Review
  • Info Please

A New York Times bestseller, the groundbreaking authoritative history of the migration of African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North. A definitive book on American history, The Promised Land is also essential reading for educators and policymakers at both national and local levels.

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16 .) The Universal Journalist by David Randall

Lists It Appears On:

  • John Kroll Digital
  • Press Gazette

Translated into more than a dozen languages, David Randall’s handbook is an invaluable guide to the “universals” of good journalistic practice for professional and trainee journalists worldwide. Randall emphasizes that good journalism isn’t just about universal objectives: it must also involve the acquisition of a range of skills that will empower journalists to operate in an industry where ownership, technology, and information are constantly changing. His acclaimed account challenges old attitudes and rejects cynical, sloppy journalism.

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15 .) War Reporting For Cowards by Chris Ayres

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Colleges Online
  • Press Gazette

“Chris Ayres is a small-town boy, a hypochondriac, and a neat freak with an anxiety disorder. Not exactly the picture of a war correspondent. But when his boss asks him if he would like to go to Iraq, he doesn’t have the guts to say no. After signing a 1 million dollar life-insurance policy, studying a tutorial on repairing severed limbs, and spending 20 thousand dollars in camping gear (only to find out that his bright yellow tent makes him a sitting duck), Ayres is embedded with a battalion of gung ho Marines who either shun him or threaten him when he files an unfavorable story. As time goes on, though, he begins to understand them (and his inexplicably enthusiastic fellow war reporters) more and more: Each night of terrifying combat brings, in the morning, something more visceral than he has ever experienced — the thrill of having won a fight for survival.

In the tradition of MASH, Catch-22, and other classics in which irreverence springs from life in extremis, War Reporting for Cowards tells the story of Iraq in a way that is extraordinarily honest, heartfelt, and bitterly hilarious.”

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14 .) 1,001 Afternoons in Chicago by Ben Hecht

Lists It Appears On:

  • Info Please
  • Columbia Journalism Review
  • John Kroll Digital

In 1921, Ben Hecht wrote a column for the Chicago Daily News that his editor called “journalism extraordinary; journalism that invaded the realm of literature.” Hecht’s collection of sixty-four of these pieces, illustrated with striking pen drawings by Herman Rosse, is a timeless caricature of urban American life in the jazz age, updated with a new Introduction for the twenty-first century. From the glittering opulence of Michigan Avenue to the darkest ruminations of an escaped convict, from captains of industry to immigrant day laborers, Hecht captures 1920s Chicago in all its furor, intensity, and absurdity.

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13 .) Dispatches by Michael Herr

Lists It Appears On:

  • Columbia Journalism Review
  • John Kroll Digital
  • Info Please

“From its terrifying opening pages to its final eloquent words, Dispatches makes us see, in unforgettable and unflinching detail, the chaos and fervor of the war and the surreal insanity of life in that singular combat zone. Michael Herr’s unsparing, unorthodox retellings of the day-to-day events in Vietnam take on the force of poetry, rendering clarity from one of the most incomprehensible and nightmarish events of our time.

Dispatches is among the most blistering and compassionate accounts of war in our literature.”

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12 .) Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 by Hunter S. Thompson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Press Gazette
  • Info Please
  • Signature

Forty years after its original publication, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 remains a cornerstone of American political journalism and one of the bestselling campaign books of all time. Hunter S. Thompson’s searing account of the battle for the 1972 presidency—from the Democratic primaries to the eventual showdown between George McGovern and Richard Nixon—is infused with the characteristic wit, intensity, and emotional engagement that made Thompson “the flamboyant apostle and avatar of gonzo journalism” (The New York Times). Hilarious, terrifying, insightful, and compulsively readable, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 is an epic political adventure that captures the feel of the American democratic process better than any other book ever written.

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11 .) Scoop by Evelyn Waugh

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  • John Kroll Digital
  • Online College
  • Press Gazette

Lord Copper, newspaper magnate and proprietor of the Daily Beast, has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may in a moment of weakness make another. Acting on a dinner party tip from Mrs. Algernon Stitch, Lord Copper feels convinced that he has hit on just the chap to cover a promising war in the African Republic of Ishmaelia. So begins Scoop, Waugh’s exuberant comedy of mistaken identity and brilliantly irreverent satire of the hectic pursuit of hot news.

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10 .) Stick it Up Your Punter!: The Uncut Story of the ‘Sun’ Newspaper by Peter Chippindale & Chris Horrie

Lists It Appears On:

  • Press Gazette
  • John Kroll Digital
  • Esquire

The SUN is more than a newspaper. It is, in its own words, a phenomenon – the biggest-selling daily paper in the English language, fascinating 12 million readers and making its owner, Rupert Murdoch, a profit of over 1 million a week. The SUN has unashamedly dragged journalistic standards into the gutter. This book takes you inside the machine to tell in graphic and often hilarious detail the story of how the paper has evolved from cashing in on the permissive society of the sixties, to helping Maggie win the election in 1979, to the world of foul-mouthed Kelvin MacKenzie to the present day.

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9 .) The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Colleges Online
  • Info Please
  • Online College

Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test ushered in an era of New Journalism, “An American classic” (Newsweek) that defined a generation. “An astonishing book” (The New York Times Book Review) and an unflinching portrait of Ken Kesey, his Merry Pranksters, LSD, and the 1960s.

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8 .) The Elements of journalism: What Newspeople Should Known and the Public Should Expect by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosential

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  • John Kroll Digital
  • Best Colleges Online
  • Press Gazette

Seventeen years ago, the Committee of Concerned Journalists gathered some of America’s most influential newspeople to ask the question, “What is journalism for?” Through exhaustive research, surveys, interviews, and public forums, they identified the essential elements that define journalism and its role in our society. The result is this, one of the most important books on the media ever written, and winner of the Goldsmith Book Award from Harvard, the Society of Professional Journalists award, and the Bart Richards Award from Penn State University.

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7 .) The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Colleges Online
  • Online College
  • Signature

The Jungle is a 1906 novel written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (1878–1968). Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities. Many readers were most concerned with his exposure of health violations and unsanitary practices in the American meatpacking industry during the early 20th century, based on an investigation he did for a socialist newspaper. The book depicts working class poverty, the lack of social supports, harsh and unpleasant living and working conditions, and a hopelessness among many workers.

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6 .) The New Journalism by Tom Wolfe

Lists It Appears On:

  • Five Books
  • Press Gazette
  • Best Colleges Online

The hell with it …let chaos reign …louder music, more wine …All the old traditions are exhausted and no new one is yet established. All bets are off! The odds are cancelled! It’s anybody’s ballgame …’ Tom Wolfe introduces and exults in his generation’s journalistic talent: Truman Capote inside the mind of a psychotic killer Hunter S. Thompson skunk drunk at the Kentucky Derby Michael Herr dispatching reality from the Vietnam killing fields Rex Reed giving the star treatment to the ageing Ava Gardner As well as Norman Mailer Joe Eszterhas Terry Southern Nicholas Tomalin George Plimpton James Mills Gay Talese Joan Didion and many other legends of tape and typewriter telling it like it is from Warhol’s Factory to the White House lawn, from the saddle of a Harley to the toughest football team in the US.

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5 .) Towards the End of the Morning by Michael Frayn

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  • John Kroll Digital
  • Online College
  • Press Gazette

Set in the waning years of London’s Fleet Street, this is the story of John Dyson and his colleagues in the crossword and nature-notes section of an obscure London newspaper. The ambitious young Dyson dreams wistfully of trading his dead-end job for the fame and fortune to be found in a career in television. But when he finally gets his big break – an invitation to appear on a TV program – it turns out instead to be the beginning of a series of hilarious disasters …

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4 .) Good Times, Bad Times by Harold Evans

Lists It Appears On:

  • Press Gazette
  • Five Books
  • John Kroll Digital
  • Esquire

“In 1981, Harold Evans was the editor of one of Britain’s most prestigious publications, the Sunday Times, which had thrived under his watch. When Australian publishing baron Rupert Murdoch bought the daily Times of London, he persuaded Evans to become its editor with guarantees of editorial independence. But after a year of broken promises and conflict over the paper’s direction, Evans departed amid an international media firestorm.

Evans’s story is a gripping, behind-the-scenes look at Murdoch’s ascension to global media magnate. It is Murdoch laid bare, an intimate account of a man using the power of his media empire for his own ends. Riveting, provocative, and insightful, Good Times, Bad Times is as relevant today as when it was first written.”

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3 .) Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

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  • Best Colleges Online
  • Signature
  • Goodreads
  • John Kroll Digital

“Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job — any job — can be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich left her home, took the cheapest lodgings she could find, and accepted whatever jobs she was offered. Moving from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, she worked as a waitress, a hotel maid, a cleaning woman, a nursing-home aide, and a Wal-Mart sales clerk. She lived in trailer parks and crumbling residential motels. Very quickly, she discovered that no job is truly “”unskilled,”” that even the lowliest occupations require exhausting mental and muscular effort. She also learned that one job is not enough; you need at least two if you int to live indoors.

Nickel and Dimed reveals low-rent America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity — a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival. Read it for the smoldering clarity of Ehrenreich’s perspective and for a rare view of how “”prosperity”” looks from the bottom. You will never see anything — from a motel bathroom to a restaurant meal — in quite the same way again.”

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2 .) In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Lists It Appears On:

  • Columbia Journalism Review
  • John Kroll Digital
  • Best Colleges Online
  • Info Please
  • Online College
  • Signature
  • Goodreads

“On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.

As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy. In Cold Blood is a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.”

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1 .) All the President’s Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward

Lists It Appears On:

  • Info Please
  • Online College
  • Signature
  • Goodreads
  • Five Books
  • John Kroll Digital
  • Best Colleges Online
  • Esquire

“This is the book that changed America. Published just months before President Nixon’s resignation, All the President’s Men revealed the full scope of the scandal and introduced for the first time the mysterious “Deep Throat.” Beginning with the story of a simple burglary at Democratic headquarters and then continuing through headline after headline, Bernstein and Woodward deliver a riveting firsthand account of their reporting. Their explosive reports won a Pulitzer Prize for The Washington Post, toppled the president, and have since inspired generations of reporters.

All the President’s Men is a riveting detective story, capturing the exhilarating rush of the biggest presidential scandal in US history as it unfolded in real time. It is, as Time magazine wrote in their All-Time 100 Best Nonfiction Books list, “the work that brought down a presidency…perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history.””

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The Additional Best Journalism Books



 

# Book Author Lists
(Books Appear On 1 List Each)
40 (Memoirs of) Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds Charles Mackay John Kroll Digital
41 24 Days Rebecca Smith & John Emshwiller John Kroll Digital
42 24 Hours in Journalism John Dale Press Gazette
43 52 McGs Robert McG. Thomas Jr. John Kroll Digital
44 A Bintel Brief Isaac Metzker (ed.) John Kroll Digital
45 A Bright Shining Lie Neil Sheehan Info Please
46 A Civil Action Jonathan Harr Goodreads
47 A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper John Allen Paulos John Kroll Digital
48 A Mencken Chrestomathy H.L. Mencken John Kroll Digital
49 A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson Goodreads
50 A Treasury of Great Reporting Louis L. Snyder & Richard B. Morris (eds.) John Kroll Digital
51 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith Columbia Journalism Review
52 Absolutely American: Four Years at West Point David Lipsky Goodreads
53 According to Bella Sally Murrer Press Gazette
54 Account of being over Japan in a bomber when World War II came to an end Homer Bigart Info Please
55 Aim for the Heart: Write, Shoot, Report and Produce for TV and Multimedia Al Tompkins John Kroll Digital
56 All the News That’s Fit to Sell James Hamilton Columbia Journalism Review
57 America Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele Info Please
58 America Comes of Middle Age Murray Kempton Info Please
59 American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst Jeffrey Toobin Goodreads
60 American Way of Death Revisited Jessica Mitford John Kroll Digital
61 Amusing Ourselves to Death Neil Postman. Press Gazette
62 And So it Goes: Adventures in Television Linda Ellerbee John Kroll Digital
63 And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic Randy Shilts Goodreads
64 Angela’s Ashes Frank McCourt Info Please
65 Anyone Here Been Raped And Speaks English? Edward Behr Press Gazette
66 Are We Rome? Cullen Murphy Columbia Journalism Review
67 Associated Press photograph and NBC television footage of a Saigon execution Eddie Adams and Vo Suu Info Please
68 Atrocities committed by American soldiers on the hamlet of Cam Ne in Vietnam Morley Safer Info Please
69 Awake in the Dark: The Best of Roger Ebert Roger Ebert John Kroll Digital
70 BACKSTORY KEN AULETTA Best Colleges Online
71 Banana Sunday: Datelines from Africa Christopher Munnion Press Gazette
72 Battle of Britain Edward R. Murrow Info Please
73 Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity Katherine Boo Goodreads
74 Bel Ami Guy Maupassant Online College
75 Best of News Design annuals John Kroll Digital
76 Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army. Nieman Reports
77 BLUR BILL KOVACH AND TOM ROSENTHIEL Best Colleges Online
78 Boss Mike Royko John Kroll Digital
79 Brave Men Ernie Pyle John Kroll Digital
80 Bunker 13 Aniruddha Bahal Online College
81 Busted Wendy Ruderman & Barbara Laker John Kroll Digital
82 Cartoons on McCarthyism Herblock (Herbert Block) Info Please
83 Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People’s Justice, Karen Houppert Nieman Reports
84 Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs Johann Hari Goodreads
85 Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture Peggy Orenstein Goodreads
86 Cissy: The Extraordinary Life of Eleanor Medill Patterson Ralph G. Martin John Kroll Digital
87 Citizen Hearst W.A. Swanberg John Kroll Digital
88 City Editor Stanley Walker John Kroll Digital
89 City of Quartz Mike Davis Info Please
90 Close to Home Ellen Goodman John Kroll Digital
91 Colonel Gaddafi’s Hat Alex Crawford Press Gazette
92 Colors Magazine #13 Tibor Kalman Columbia Journalism Review
93 Columbine Dave Cullen Goodreads
94 Columns on race during his tenure as editor of The Crisis W.E.B. Du Bois Info Please
95 Common Ground J. Anthony Lukas Info Please
96 Concussion Jeanne Marie Laskas Goodreads
97 CONVERGENCE CULTURE HENRY JENKINS Best Colleges Online
98 Country Reporter David Foot Press Gazette
99 Coverage of German march into Belgium Richard Harding Davis Info Please
100 Coverage of the “Little Scottsboro” trial Ted Poston Info Please
101 Covering the ’60s: George Lois, the Esquire Era George Lois John Kroll Digital
102 Creative Disruption Simon Waldman Online Journalism
103 Crime reporting Damon Runyon Info Please
104 Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House, Peter Baker Nieman Reports
105 Den of Thieves James Stewart Columbia Journalism Review
106 Desert Solitaire Edward Abbey Columbia Journalism Review
107 Detroit: An American Autopsy Charlie LeDuff Goodreads
108 Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield, Jeremy Scahill Nieman Reports
109 Division Street Studs Terkel Columbia Journalism Review
110 Documentary on Vietnam Walter Cronkite Info Please
111 Don’t Make Me Think Steve Krug John Kroll Digital
112 DR. SEUSS GOES TO WAR RICHARD H. MINEAR Best Colleges Online
113 Due to Circumstances Beyond Our Control … Fred Friendly John Kroll Digital
114 Early essays Walter Lippmann Info Please
115 EDWARD R. MURROW AND THE BIRTH OF BROADCAST JOURNALISM BOB EDWARDS Best Colleges Online
116 Eichmann in Jerusalem Hannah Arendt Info Please
117 Essential English for journalists, editors and writers Harold Evans Press Gazette
118 Europeans Jane Kramer Info Please
119 Everyone’s Gone to the Moon Philip Norman Online College
120 Exposed! Sensational True Story of a Fleet Street Reporter Gerry Brown Press Gazette
121 Eyes on the Prize Henry Hampton Info Please
122 EYEWITNESS TO HISTORY JOHN CAREY Best Colleges Online
123 Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal Eric Schlosser Goodreads
124 Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt Michael Lewis Goodreads
125 Flat Earth News Nick Davies Press Gazette
126 Follow the Story James B. Stewart John Kroll Digital
127 Francs and Beans Russell Baker Info Please
128 Friday Night Lights H.G. Bissinger John Kroll Digital
129 Frontline: The True Story of the British Mavericks Who Changed the Face of War Reporting David Loyn Press Gazette
130 Genius James Gleick Columbia Journalism Review
131 GETTING IT WRONG W. JOSEPH CAMPBELL Best Colleges Online
132 Getting Things Done David Allen Columbia Journalism Review
133 Ghetto Life 101 Dave Isay Columbia Journalism Review
134 Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America Jill Leovy Goodreads
135 Gideon’s Trumpet Anthony Lewis John Kroll Digital
136 Given My Turn to Make Tea Monica Dickens Press Gazette
137 Go for Broke Hodding Carter Jr. Info Please
138 Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief Lawrence Wright Goodreads
139 Googled: The End of the World as We Know It Ken Auletta John Kroll Digital
140 Hack Attack Nick Davies Esquire
141 Happiness Richard Layard Columbia Journalism Review
142 Harriet the Spy Louise Fitzhugh Online College
143 Harvest of Shame Edward R. Murrow, David Lowe, and Fred Friendly Info Please
144 HELLO, EVERYBODY! ANTHONY RUDEL Best Colleges Online
145 HERE COMES EVERYBODY CLAY SHIRKY Best Colleges Online
146 Here to Stay John Hersey Info Please
147 Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis J.D. Vance Goodreads
148 Hiroshima John Hersey Info Please
149 Homage to Catalonia George Orwell Columbia Journalism Review
150 HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES JACOB RIIS Best Colleges Online
151 How to Lie with Statistics Darrell Huff John Kroll Digital
152 HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE TOBY Young Best Colleges Online
153 HOW TO WRITE ARTICLES FOR NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES ARCO Best Colleges Online
154 I. F. Stone’s Weekly I. F. Stone Info Please
155 If You Have a Lemon, Make Lemonade Warren Hinckle Columbia Journalism Review
156 Illuminations Walter Benjamin Columbia Journalism Review
157 In Times of War and Peace David Turnley & Peter Turnley John Kroll Digital
158 Inside Reporting Tim Harrower John Kroll Digital
159 Interpretative Reporting Curtis D. MacDougall John Kroll Digital
160 Interviewing for Journalists Sally Adams & Wynford Hicks John Kroll Digital
161 Into the Wild Jon Krakauer Goodreads
162 Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster Jon Krakauer Goodreads
163 Investigation of massacre by American soldiers at My Lai in Vietnam Seymour Hersh Info Please
164 Investigation of Sen. Joseph McCarthy Edward R. Murrow and Fred Friendly Info Please
165 Investigation of the Watergate break-in Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein Info Please
166 Jazz Journalism Simon Michael Bessie John Kroll Digital
167 Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth Chris Ware Columbia Journalism Review
168 JOURNALISM NEXT MARK BRIGGS Best Colleges Online
169 Keep Taking the Tabloids: What the Papers Say and How They Say It Fritz Spiegal Press Gazette
170 KILLED DAVID WALLIS Best Colleges Online
171 Klan Exposed Herbert Bayard Swope Info Please
172 Lenin’s Tomb David Remnick Info Please
173 Let Truth Be the Prejudice W. Eugene Smith John Kroll Digital
174 Let Us Now Praise Famous Men James Agee and Walker Evans Info Please
175 Letter from the South James Baldwin Info Please
176 Lincoln David Herbert Donald Columbia Journalism Review
177 Live television broadcast of Army-McCarthy hearings ABC Info Please
178 London Labour and the London Poor Henry Mayhew Columbia Journalism Review
179 Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery Robert Kolker Goodreads
180 Lost Illusions Honore de Balzac Online College
181 MANUFACTURING CONSENT NOAM CHOMSKY AND EDWARD S. HERMAN Best Colleges Online
182 Margaret Bourke-White Vicki Goldberg John Kroll Digital
183 McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists Mark Hanna and Mike Dodd Press Gazette
184 McSorley’s Wonderful Saloon Joseph Mitchell Info Please
185 Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town Nick Reding Goodreads
186 Middlemarch George Eliot Columbia Journalism Review
187 Miss Lonelyhearts Nathanael West Online College
188 Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town Jon Krakauer Goodreads
189 Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life Haider Warraich Goodreads
190 Molly Ivins Can’t Say That, Can She? Molly Ivins John Kroll Digital
191 Mortality of the British Army Florence Nightingale Columbia Journalism Review
192 Move Your Shadow Joseph Lelyveld Columbia Journalism Review
193 Mr. Dooley in Peace and War Finley Peter Dunne John Kroll Digital
194 Muckraking! Julia & William Serrin (eds.) John Kroll Digital
195 My Paper Chase: True Stories of Vanished Times Harold Evans Press Gazette
196 Mystery Train Greil Marcus Info Please
197 Naked City Weegee John Kroll Digital
198 New Grub Street George Gissing Online College
199 New Kings of Non-Fiction Ira Glass (ed.) John Kroll Digital
200 NEWS FLASH BONNIE ANDERSON Best Colleges Online
201 Nobody Asked Me, But … Jimmy Cannon John Kroll Digital
202 NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND STEPHEN DUNCOMBE Best Colleges Online
203 Notes on ‘Camp Susan Sontag Info Please
204 Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea Barbara Demick Goodreads
205 Notre Dame’s ‘Four Horsemen Grantland Rice Info Please
206 Obama and Me Steve Zacharanda Press Gazette
207 ON CAMERA NANCY REARDON Best Colleges Online
208 On Writing Stephen King Columbia Journalism Review
209 On Writing Well, William Zinsser. John Tedesco
210 One More Time: The Best of Mike Royko Mike Royko John Kroll Digital
211 One True Thing Anna Quindlen Online College
212 Operacion Masacre Rodolfo Walsh Online College
213 Paris Journals chronicling Paris’s emergence from the Occupation Janet Flanner (Genet) Info Please
214 Paris Was Yesterday, 1925-1939 Janet Flanner John Kroll Digital
215 Part of Our Time Murray Kempton Info Please
216 Parting the Waters Taylor Branch Info Please
217 Personal History Vincent Sheean Info Please
218 Photograph of a burning girl running from a napalm attack Nick Ut Info Please
219 Photograph of Marines raising an American flag on Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima Joe Rosenthal Info Please
220 Photographs following the defeat of Germany Margaret Bourke-White Info Please
221 Picture Lillian Ross Info Please
222 Pictures on a Page Harold Evans John Kroll Digital
223 Point of Departure James Cameron Columbia Journalism Review
224 Pratt Of The Argus David Nobbs Press Gazette
225 Praying for Sheetrock Melissa Fay Greene Info Please
226 Private Eye the first 50 Years: An A-Z Adam Macqueen Press Gazette
227 Psmith, Journalist P.G. Wodehouse Online College
228 Publication of the Pentagon Papers The New York Times Info Please
229 Publish and Be Damned Hugh Cudlipp John Kroll Digital
230 Race Beat Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff Columbia Journalism Review
231 Random Family Adrian Nicole LeBlanc Columbia Journalism Review
232 Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market Eric Schlosser Goodreads
233 Report of the liberation of Buchenwald Edward R. Murrow Info Please
234 Report on the murderer Howard Unruh Meyer Berger Info Please
235 Reporting from the Soviet Union Harrison Salisbury Info Please
236 Reports from Europe and the Pacific during World War II Ernie Pyle Info Please
237 Reports on AIDS Randy Shilts Info Please
238 Reports on Okie migrant camp life John Steinbeck Info Please
239 Reports on the rise of Hitler Dorothy Thompson Info Please
240 Reports on the Spanish Civil War Ernest Hemingway Info Please
241 Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces, Radley Balko Nieman Reports
242 Rosa Lee’s Story Leon Dash Info Please
243 Roughing It Mark Twain Columbia Journalism Review
244 Sarajevo Daily Tom Gjelten John Kroll Digital
245 Scopes “Monkey” trial H. L. Mencken Info Please
246 Search Engine Society Alexander Halavais Online Journalism
247 SELF-MADE MAN NORAH VINCENT Best Colleges Online
248 Series of articles on race Earl Brown Info Please
249 Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong David Walsh Press Gazette
250 Seymour Hersh: Scoop Artist, Robert Miraldi Nieman Reports
251 Short Takes Damon Runyon John Kroll Digital
252 Show Me the Money Chris Roush John Kroll Digital
253 Sinister Forces-The Nine: A Grimoire of American Political Witchcraft Peter Levenda Goodreads
254 Slouching Towards Bethlehem Joan Didion Info Please
255 So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed Jon Ronson Goodreads
256 Spanish Civil War photos Robert Capa Info Please
257 Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting Robert McKee John Kroll Digital
258 Succeeding Against the Odds John H. Johnson John Kroll Digital
259 Super Searchers in the News, Paula J. Hane. John Tedesco
260 Supermedia: Saving Journalism So It Can Save the World Charlie Beckett Press Gazette
261 Talk Susan Stamberg John Kroll Digital
262 Telling Lies for Fun and Profit Lawrence Block John Kroll Digital
263 Ten Days That Shook the World John Reed Info Please
264 Ten photographs from D-Day Robert Capa Info Please
265 Thank You for Your Service, David Finkel Nieman Reports
266 The African-American Newspaper Patrick S. Washburn John Kroll Digital
267 The Age of Missing Information Bill McKibben Columbia Journalism Review
268 The Americans Robert Frank John Kroll Digital
269 The Armies of the Night Norman Mailer Info Please
270 The Art and Craft of Feature Writing, William E. Blundell. John Tedesco
271 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS STYLEBOOK AND BRIEFING ON MEDIA LAW ASSOCIATED PRESS Best Colleges Online
272 The Autobiography of an Execution David R. Dow Goodreads
273 THE BEST AMERICAN MAGAZINE WRITING THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MAGAZINE EDITORS Best Colleges Online
274 The Best American Sports Writing of the Century David Halberstam (ed.) John Kroll Digital
275 The Best of I.F. Stone I.F. Stone John Kroll Digital
276 The Boys on the Bus Timothy Crouse John Kroll Digital
277 THE CHIEF DAVID NASAW Best Colleges Online
278 The Coke Machine Michael Blanding Goodreads
279 The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters, Volume II George Orwell Columbia Journalism Review
280 The Complete Works of Nellie Bly Nellie Bly John Kroll Digital
281 The Corpse Had a Familiar Face Edna Buchanan John Kroll Digital
282 The Creation of the Media Paul Starr Columbia Journalism Review
283 The Data Journalism Handbook, Jonathan Gray, Liliana Bounegru & Lucy Chambers John Kroll Digital
284 THE DEATH AND LIFE OF AMERICAN JOURNALISM ROBERT W. MCCHESNEY AND JOHN NICHOLS Best Colleges Online
285 The Devil’s Highway Luis Alberto Urrea Columbia Journalism Review
286 The Earl of Louisiana A. J. Liebling Info Please
287 THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE WILLIAM STRUNK, JR. AND E.B. WHITE Best Colleges Online
288 The Emperor Ryszard Kapuscinski Columbia Journalism Review
289 The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer Siddhartha Mukherjee Goodreads
290 The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, Brad Stone Nieman Reports
291 The Executioner’s Song Norman Mailer Info Please
292 The Face of War Martha Gellhorn Info Please
293 The Fate of the Earth Jonathan Schell Info Please
294 The Feminine Mystique Betty Friedan Info Please
295 The Fire Next Time James Baldwin Info Please
296 The First Casualty Phillip Knightley John Kroll Digital
297 The Functional Art Alberto Cairo John Kroll Digital
298 The Good Guys, the Bad Guys and the First Amendment Fred Friendly John Kroll Digital
299 The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder Charles Graeber Goodreads
300 The Great Picture Hunt 2 Dave LaBelle John Kroll Digital
301 The History of the Standard Oil Company Ida Tarbell Info Please
302 The Honourable Schoolboy John le Carre Online College
303 The Imperfectionists Tom Rachman Online College
304 The Information James Gleick Online Journalism
305 The Investigative Reporter’s Handbook John Tedesco
306 The Kansas City Milkman Reynolds Packard Online College
307 The Laramie Project Moises Kaufman, et al Columbia Journalism Review
308 The Last Editor Jim Bellows John Kroll Digital
309 The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 Lawrence Wright Goodreads
310 The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon David Grann Goodreads
311 The Making of the President Theodore White Info Please
312 The Master Switch Tim Wu Online Journalism
313 The Moral Equivalent of War William James Columbia Journalism Review
314 The New Yorker Book of War Pieces The New Yorker Info Please
315 THE NEWS ABOUT THE NEWS LEONARD DOWNIE, JR. AND ROBERT G. KAISER Best Colleges Online
316 The Newspaper Designer’s Handbook Tim Harrower & Julie Elman John Kroll Digital
317 THE NEWSPAPER DESIGNER’S HANDBOOK TIM HARROWER Best Colleges Online
318 The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals Michael Pollan Goodreads
319 The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea Sebastian Junger Goodreads
320 The Photographer’s Eye John Szarkowski John Kroll Digital
321 The Pirate’s Dilemma Matt Mason Online Journalism
322 The Politics of Memory Jane Kramer Info Please
323 The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry Jon Ronson Goodreads
324 The Quiet American Graham Greene Online College
325 The Red Smith Reader Red Smith John Kroll Digital
326 The Right Stuff Tom Wolfe Info Please
327 The Road Back to Paris A. J. Liebling Info Please
328 The Selling of the President 1968 Joe McGinniss Info Please
329 The Shadow of The Sun: My African Life Ryszard Kapuscinski Press Gazette
330 The Shame of the Cities Lincoln Steffens Info Please
331 The Shipping News E. Annie Proulx Online College
332 The Siege: 68 Hours Inside The Taj Hotel Adrian Levy Goodreads
333 The Soccer War Ryszard Kapuscinski John Kroll Digital
334 The Song of the Dodo David Quammen Columbia Journalism Review
335 The Soul of a New Machine Tracy Kidder John Kroll Digital
336 The Souls of Black Folk W.E.B. Du Bois Info Please
337 The Spy in the Coffee Machine O’Hara & Shadbolt Online Journalism
338 The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay, Jess Bravin Nieman Reports
339 The Things They Carried Tim O’Brien Columbia Journalism Review
340 The Trust Susan E. Tifft and Alex S. Jones Columbia Journalism Review
341 The Truth Terry Pratchett Online College
342 The Two Worlds of Linda Fitzpatrick J. Anthony Lukas Info Please
343 THE VANISHING NEWSPAPER PHILIP MEYER Best Colleges Online
344 The Visual Display of Quantitative Information Edward R. Tufte John Kroll Digital
345 The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration Isabel Wilkerson Goodreads
346 The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth Nieman Reports
347 The Wayward Pressman A. J. Liebling Info Please
348 The Wealth of Networks Yochai Benkler Online Journalism
349 The Whale Hunt Jonathan Harris Columbia Journalism Review
350 The Word, Rene J. Cappon. John Tedesco
351 The World of Jimmy Breslin Jimmy Breslin John Kroll Digital
352 The Years with Ross James Thurber John Kroll Digital
353 The Zanzibar Chest: A Memoir of Love and War Aidan J Hartley Press Gazette
354 This Is London Edward R. Murrow John Kroll Digital
355 Tides of Consent James Stimson Columbia Journalism Review
356 Titicut Follies Frederick Wiseman Info Please
357 To an Anxious Friend William Allen White Info Please
358 Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation Dan Fagin Goodreads
359 Toxic Sludge is Good for You John Stauber Five Books
360 Transmetropolitan Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson Online College
361 Trash, Art, and the Movies Pauline Kael Info Please
362 Troublesome Words Bill Bryson Press Gazette
363 TRUTH NEEDS NO ALLY HOWARD CHAPNICK Best Colleges Online
364 TULSA LARRY CLARK Best Colleges Online
365 Twilight Anna Deavere Smith Columbia Journalism Review
366 Un Grande Homme de Province à Paris Honoré de Balzac Columbia Journalism Review
367 Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith Jon Krakauer Goodreads
368 Understanding Comics Columbia Journalism Review
369 UNDERSTANDING MEDIA MARSHALL MCLUHAN Best Colleges Online
370 Unsafe at Any Speed Ralph Nader Info Please
371 Up in the Old Hotel and Other Stories Joseph Mitchell Info Please
372 Video Journalism for the Web Kurt Lancaster John Kroll Digital
373 Virtual Unreality Charles Seife John Kroll Digital
374 Visual Impact in Print Angus McDougall & Gerald Hurley John Kroll Digital
375 War Junkie Jon Steele Press Gazette
376 Watching the Door Kevin Mers Press Gazette
377 Waterhouse on Newspaper Style Keith Waterhouse Press Gazette
378 WE THE MEDIA DAN GILLMOR Best Colleges Online
379 What Are Journalists For? Jay Rosen Columbia Journalism Review
380 What It Takes Richard Ben Cramer Info Please
381 WHATCHA MEAN, WHAT’S A ZINE? MARK TODD AND ESTHER WATSON Best Colleges Online
382 Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman Jon Krakauer Goodreads
383 Within the Context of No Context George W. S. Trow Columbia Journalism Review
384 Within the Veil: Black Journalists, White Media Pamela Newkirk John Kroll Digital
385 Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite Suki Kim Goodreads
386 WORDS OF FIRE ANTHONY COLLINGS Best Colleges Online
387 Working Studs Terkel John Kroll Digital
388 Writing for Story Jon Franklin John Kroll Digital
389 YOUTUBE JEAN BURGESS AND JOSHUA GREEN Best Colleges Online
390 ZINE SCENE FRANCESCA LIA BLOCK AND HILLARY CARLIP Best Colleges Online


14 Best Investigative Journalism Book Sources/Lists



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Info Please Best American Journalism of the 20th Century
John Kroll Digital 100 books every journalist must read
John Tedesco Top five books every student journalist should own
Nieman Reports Top 10 Investigative Journalism Books of 2013
Online College 25 Terrific Novels for Journalism Students
Online Journalism 7 books that journalists working online should read?
Press Gazette Press Gazette’s list of the Top 30 journalism books
Signature In Appreciation of Investigative Journalism: A Book List
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