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“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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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



 

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40(Memoirs of) Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of CrowdsCharles MackayJohn Kroll Digital
4124 DaysRebecca Smith & John EmshwillerJohn Kroll Digital
4224 Hours in JournalismJohn DalePress Gazette
4352 McGsRobert McG. Thomas Jr.John Kroll Digital
44A Bintel BriefIsaac Metzker (ed.)John Kroll Digital
45A Bright Shining LieNeil SheehanInfo Please
46A Civil ActionJonathan HarrGoodreads
47A Mathematician Reads the NewspaperJohn Allen PaulosJohn Kroll Digital
48A Mencken ChrestomathyH.L. MenckenJohn Kroll Digital
49A Short History of Nearly EverythingBill BrysonGoodreads
50A Treasury of Great ReportingLouis L. Snyder & Richard B. Morris (eds.)John Kroll Digital
51A Tree Grows in BrooklynBetty SmithColumbia Journalism Review
52Absolutely American: Four Years at West PointDavid LipskyGoodreads
53According to BellaSally MurrerPress Gazette
54Account of being over Japan in a bomber when World War II came to an endHomer BigartInfo Please
55Aim for the Heart: Write, Shoot, Report and Produce for TV and MultimediaAl TompkinsJohn Kroll Digital
56All the News That’s Fit to SellJames HamiltonColumbia Journalism Review
57AmericaDonald L. Barlett and James B. SteeleInfo Please
58America Comes of Middle AgeMurray KemptonInfo Please
59American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty HearstJeffrey ToobinGoodreads
60American Way of Death RevisitedJessica MitfordJohn Kroll Digital
61Amusing Ourselves to DeathNeil Postman.Press Gazette
62And So it Goes: Adventures in TelevisionLinda EllerbeeJohn Kroll Digital
63And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS EpidemicRandy ShiltsGoodreads
64Angela’s AshesFrank McCourtInfo Please
65Anyone Here Been Raped And Speaks English?Edward BehrPress Gazette
66Are We Rome?Cullen MurphyColumbia Journalism Review
67Associated Press photograph and NBC television footage of a Saigon executionEddie Adams and Vo SuuInfo Please
68Atrocities committed by American soldiers on the hamlet of Cam Ne in VietnamMorley SaferInfo Please
69Awake in the Dark: The Best of Roger EbertRoger EbertJohn Kroll Digital
70BACKSTORYKEN AULETTABest Colleges Online
71Banana Sunday: Datelines from AfricaChristopher MunnionPress Gazette
72Battle of BritainEdward R. MurrowInfo Please
73Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai UndercityKatherine BooGoodreads
74Bel AmiGuy MaupassantOnline College
75Best of News Design annualsJohn Kroll Digital
76Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army.Nieman Reports
77BLURBILL KOVACH AND TOM ROSENTHIELBest Colleges Online
78BossMike RoykoJohn Kroll Digital
79Brave MenErnie PyleJohn Kroll Digital
80Bunker 13Aniruddha BahalOnline College
81BustedWendy Ruderman & Barbara LakerJohn Kroll Digital
82Cartoons on McCarthyismHerblock (Herbert Block)Info Please
83Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People’s Justice,Karen HouppertNieman Reports
84Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on DrugsJohann HariGoodreads
85Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl CulturePeggy OrensteinGoodreads
86Cissy: The Extraordinary Life of Eleanor Medill PattersonRalph G. MartinJohn Kroll Digital
87Citizen HearstW.A. SwanbergJohn Kroll Digital
88City EditorStanley WalkerJohn Kroll Digital
89City of QuartzMike DavisInfo Please
90Close to HomeEllen GoodmanJohn Kroll Digital
91Colonel Gaddafi’s HatAlex CrawfordPress Gazette
92Colors Magazine #13Tibor KalmanColumbia Journalism Review
93ColumbineDave CullenGoodreads
94Columns on race during his tenure as editor of The CrisisW.E.B. Du BoisInfo Please
95Common GroundJ. Anthony LukasInfo Please
96ConcussionJeanne Marie LaskasGoodreads
97CONVERGENCE CULTUREHENRY JENKINSBest Colleges Online
98Country ReporterDavid FootPress Gazette
99Coverage of German march into BelgiumRichard Harding DavisInfo Please
100Coverage of the “Little Scottsboro” trialTed PostonInfo Please
101Covering the ’60s: George Lois, the Esquire EraGeorge LoisJohn Kroll Digital
102Creative DisruptionSimon WaldmanOnline Journalism
103Crime reportingDamon RunyonInfo Please
104Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House,Peter BakerNieman Reports
105Den of ThievesJames StewartColumbia Journalism Review
106Desert SolitaireEdward AbbeyColumbia Journalism Review
107Detroit: An American AutopsyCharlie LeDuffGoodreads
108Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield,Jeremy ScahillNieman Reports
109Division StreetStuds TerkelColumbia Journalism Review
110Documentary on VietnamWalter CronkiteInfo Please
111Don’t Make Me ThinkSteve KrugJohn Kroll Digital
112DR. SEUSS GOES TO WARRICHARD H. MINEARBest Colleges Online
113Due to Circumstances Beyond Our Control …Fred FriendlyJohn Kroll Digital
114Early essaysWalter LippmannInfo Please
115EDWARD R. MURROW AND THE BIRTH OF BROADCAST JOURNALISMBOB EDWARDSBest Colleges Online
116Eichmann in JerusalemHannah ArendtInfo Please
117Essential English for journalists, editors and writersHarold EvansPress Gazette
118EuropeansJane KramerInfo Please
119Everyone’s Gone to the MoonPhilip NormanOnline College
120Exposed! Sensational True Story of a Fleet Street ReporterGerry BrownPress Gazette
121Eyes on the PrizeHenry HamptonInfo Please
122EYEWITNESS TO HISTORYJOHN CAREYBest Colleges Online
123Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American MealEric SchlosserGoodreads
124Flash Boys: A Wall Street RevoltMichael LewisGoodreads
125Flat Earth NewsNick DaviesPress Gazette
126Follow the StoryJames B. StewartJohn Kroll Digital
127Francs and BeansRussell BakerInfo Please
128Friday Night LightsH.G. BissingerJohn Kroll Digital
129Frontline: The True Story of the British Mavericks Who Changed the Face of War ReportingDavid LoynPress Gazette
130GeniusJames GleickColumbia Journalism Review
131GETTING IT WRONGW. JOSEPH CAMPBELLBest Colleges Online
132Getting Things DoneDavid AllenColumbia Journalism Review
133Ghetto Life 101Dave IsayColumbia Journalism Review
134Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in AmericaJill LeovyGoodreads
135Gideon’s TrumpetAnthony LewisJohn Kroll Digital
136Given My Turn to Make TeaMonica DickensPress Gazette
137Go for BrokeHodding Carter Jr.Info Please
138Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of BeliefLawrence WrightGoodreads
139Googled: The End of the World as We Know ItKen AulettaJohn Kroll Digital
140Hack AttackNick DaviesEsquire
141HappinessRichard LayardColumbia Journalism Review
142Harriet the SpyLouise FitzhughOnline College
143Harvest of ShameEdward R. Murrow, David Lowe, and Fred FriendlyInfo Please
144HELLO, EVERYBODY!ANTHONY RUDELBest Colleges Online
145HERE COMES EVERYBODYCLAY SHIRKYBest Colleges Online
146Here to StayJohn HerseyInfo Please
147Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in CrisisJ.D. VanceGoodreads
148HiroshimaJohn HerseyInfo Please
149Homage to CataloniaGeorge OrwellColumbia Journalism Review
150HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVESJACOB RIISBest Colleges Online
151How to Lie with StatisticsDarrell HuffJohn Kroll Digital
152HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND ALIENATE PEOPLETOBY YoungBest Colleges Online
153HOW TO WRITE ARTICLES FOR NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINESARCOBest Colleges Online
154I. F. Stone’s WeeklyI. F. StoneInfo Please
155If You Have a Lemon, Make LemonadeWarren HinckleColumbia Journalism Review
156IlluminationsWalter BenjaminColumbia Journalism Review
157In Times of War and PeaceDavid Turnley & Peter TurnleyJohn Kroll Digital
158Inside ReportingTim HarrowerJohn Kroll Digital
159Interpretative ReportingCurtis D. MacDougallJohn Kroll Digital
160Interviewing for JournalistsSally Adams & Wynford HicksJohn Kroll Digital
161Into the WildJon KrakauerGoodreads
162Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest DisasterJon KrakauerGoodreads
163Investigation of massacre by American soldiers at My Lai in VietnamSeymour HershInfo Please
164Investigation of Sen. Joseph McCarthyEdward R. Murrow and Fred FriendlyInfo Please
165Investigation of the Watergate break-inBob Woodward and Carl BernsteinInfo Please
166Jazz JournalismSimon Michael BessieJohn Kroll Digital
167Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on EarthChris WareColumbia Journalism Review
168JOURNALISM NEXTMARK BRIGGSBest Colleges Online
169Keep Taking the Tabloids: What the Papers Say and How They Say ItFritz SpiegalPress Gazette
170KILLEDDAVID WALLISBest Colleges Online
171Klan ExposedHerbert Bayard SwopeInfo Please
172Lenin’s TombDavid RemnickInfo Please
173Let Truth Be the PrejudiceW. Eugene SmithJohn Kroll Digital
174Let Us Now Praise Famous MenJames Agee and Walker EvansInfo Please
175Letter from the SouthJames BaldwinInfo Please
176LincolnDavid Herbert DonaldColumbia Journalism Review
177Live television broadcast of Army-McCarthy hearingsABCInfo Please
178London Labour and the London PoorHenry MayhewColumbia Journalism Review
179Lost Girls: An Unsolved American MysteryRobert KolkerGoodreads
180Lost IllusionsHonore de BalzacOnline College
181MANUFACTURING CONSENTNOAM CHOMSKY AND EDWARD S. HERMANBest Colleges Online
182Margaret Bourke-WhiteVicki GoldbergJohn Kroll Digital
183McNae’s Essential Law for JournalistsMark Hanna and Mike DoddPress Gazette
184McSorley’s Wonderful SaloonJoseph MitchellInfo Please
185Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small TownNick RedingGoodreads
186MiddlemarchGeorge EliotColumbia Journalism Review
187Miss LonelyheartsNathanael WestOnline College
188Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College TownJon KrakauerGoodreads
189Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of LifeHaider WarraichGoodreads
190Molly Ivins Can’t Say That, Can She?Molly IvinsJohn Kroll Digital
191Mortality of the British ArmyFlorence NightingaleColumbia Journalism Review
192Move Your ShadowJoseph LelyveldColumbia Journalism Review
193Mr. Dooley in Peace and WarFinley Peter DunneJohn Kroll Digital
194Muckraking!Julia & William Serrin (eds.)John Kroll Digital
195My Paper Chase: True Stories of Vanished TimesHarold EvansPress Gazette
196Mystery TrainGreil MarcusInfo Please
197Naked CityWeegeeJohn Kroll Digital
198New Grub StreetGeorge GissingOnline College
199New Kings of Non-FictionIra Glass (ed.)John Kroll Digital
200NEWS FLASHBONNIE ANDERSONBest Colleges Online
201Nobody Asked Me, But …Jimmy CannonJohn Kroll Digital
202NOTES FROM UNDERGROUNDSTEPHEN DUNCOMBEBest Colleges Online
203Notes on ‘CampSusan SontagInfo Please
204Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North KoreaBarbara DemickGoodreads
205Notre Dame’s ‘Four HorsemenGrantland RiceInfo Please
206Obama and MeSteve ZacharandaPress Gazette
207ON CAMERANANCY REARDONBest Colleges Online
208On WritingStephen KingColumbia Journalism Review
209On Writing Well,William Zinsser.John Tedesco
210One More Time: The Best of Mike RoykoMike RoykoJohn Kroll Digital
211One True ThingAnna QuindlenOnline College
212Operacion MasacreRodolfo WalshOnline College
213Paris Journals chronicling Paris’s emergence from the OccupationJanet Flanner (Genet)Info Please
214Paris Was Yesterday, 1925-1939Janet FlannerJohn Kroll Digital
215Part of Our TimeMurray KemptonInfo Please
216Parting the WatersTaylor BranchInfo Please
217Personal HistoryVincent SheeanInfo Please
218Photograph of a burning girl running from a napalm attackNick UtInfo Please
219Photograph of Marines raising an American flag on Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo JimaJoe RosenthalInfo Please
220Photographs following the defeat of GermanyMargaret Bourke-WhiteInfo Please
221PictureLillian RossInfo Please
222Pictures on a PageHarold EvansJohn Kroll Digital
223Point of DepartureJames CameronColumbia Journalism Review
224Pratt Of The ArgusDavid NobbsPress Gazette
225Praying for SheetrockMelissa Fay GreeneInfo Please
226Private Eye the first 50 Years: An A-ZAdam MacqueenPress Gazette
227Psmith, JournalistP.G. WodehouseOnline College
228Publication of the Pentagon PapersThe New York TimesInfo Please
229Publish and Be DamnedHugh CudlippJohn Kroll Digital
230Race BeatGene Roberts and Hank KlibanoffColumbia Journalism Review
231Random FamilyAdrian Nicole LeBlancColumbia Journalism Review
232Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black MarketEric SchlosserGoodreads
233Report of the liberation of BuchenwaldEdward R. MurrowInfo Please
234Report on the murderer Howard UnruhMeyer BergerInfo Please
235Reporting from the Soviet UnionHarrison SalisburyInfo Please
236Reports from Europe and the Pacific during World War IIErnie PyleInfo Please
237Reports on AIDSRandy ShiltsInfo Please
238Reports on Okie migrant camp lifeJohn SteinbeckInfo Please
239Reports on the rise of HitlerDorothy ThompsonInfo Please
240Reports on the Spanish Civil WarErnest HemingwayInfo Please
241Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces,Radley BalkoNieman Reports
242Rosa Lee’s StoryLeon DashInfo Please
243Roughing ItMark TwainColumbia Journalism Review
244Sarajevo DailyTom GjeltenJohn Kroll Digital
245Scopes “Monkey” trialH. L. MenckenInfo Please
246Search Engine SocietyAlexander HalavaisOnline Journalism
247SELF-MADE MANNORAH VINCENTBest Colleges Online
248Series of articles on raceEarl BrownInfo Please
249Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance ArmstrongDavid WalshPress Gazette
250Seymour Hersh: Scoop Artist,Robert MiraldiNieman Reports
251Short TakesDamon RunyonJohn Kroll Digital
252Show Me the MoneyChris RoushJohn Kroll Digital
253Sinister Forces-The Nine: A Grimoire of American Political WitchcraftPeter LevendaGoodreads
254Slouching Towards BethlehemJoan DidionInfo Please
255So You’ve Been Publicly ShamedJon RonsonGoodreads
256Spanish Civil War photosRobert CapaInfo Please
257Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of ScreenwritingRobert McKeeJohn Kroll Digital
258Succeeding Against the OddsJohn H. JohnsonJohn Kroll Digital
259Super Searchers in the News,Paula J. Hane.John Tedesco
260Supermedia: Saving Journalism So It Can Save the WorldCharlie BeckettPress Gazette
261TalkSusan StambergJohn Kroll Digital
262Telling Lies for Fun and ProfitLawrence BlockJohn Kroll Digital
263Ten Days That Shook the WorldJohn ReedInfo Please
264Ten photographs from D-DayRobert CapaInfo Please
265Thank You for Your Service,David FinkelNieman Reports
266The African-American NewspaperPatrick S. WashburnJohn Kroll Digital
267The Age of Missing InformationBill McKibbenColumbia Journalism Review
268The AmericansRobert FrankJohn Kroll Digital
269The Armies of the NightNorman MailerInfo Please
270The Art and Craft of Feature Writing,William E. Blundell.John Tedesco
271THE ASSOCIATED PRESS STYLEBOOK AND BRIEFING ON MEDIA LAWASSOCIATED PRESSBest Colleges Online
272The Autobiography of an ExecutionDavid R. DowGoodreads
273THE BEST AMERICAN MAGAZINE WRITINGTHE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MAGAZINE EDITORSBest Colleges Online
274The Best American Sports Writing of the CenturyDavid Halberstam (ed.)John Kroll Digital
275The Best of I.F. StoneI.F. StoneJohn Kroll Digital
276The Boys on the BusTimothy CrouseJohn Kroll Digital
277THE CHIEFDAVID NASAWBest Colleges Online
278The Coke MachineMichael BlandingGoodreads
279The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters, Volume IIGeorge OrwellColumbia Journalism Review
280The Complete Works of Nellie BlyNellie BlyJohn Kroll Digital
281The Corpse Had a Familiar FaceEdna BuchananJohn Kroll Digital
282The Creation of the MediaPaul StarrColumbia Journalism Review
283The Data Journalism Handbook,Jonathan Gray, Liliana Bounegru & Lucy ChambersJohn Kroll Digital
284THE DEATH AND LIFE OF AMERICAN JOURNALISMROBERT W. MCCHESNEY AND JOHN NICHOLSBest Colleges Online
285The Devil’s HighwayLuis Alberto UrreaColumbia Journalism Review
286The Earl of LouisianaA. J. LieblingInfo Please
287THE ELEMENTS OF STYLEWILLIAM STRUNK, JR. AND E.B. WHITEBest Colleges Online
288The EmperorRyszard KapuscinskiColumbia Journalism Review
289The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of CancerSiddhartha MukherjeeGoodreads
290The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon,Brad StoneNieman Reports
291The Executioner’s SongNorman MailerInfo Please
292The Face of WarMartha GellhornInfo Please
293The Fate of the EarthJonathan SchellInfo Please
294The Feminine MystiqueBetty FriedanInfo Please
295The Fire Next TimeJames BaldwinInfo Please
296The First CasualtyPhillip KnightleyJohn Kroll Digital
297The Functional ArtAlberto CairoJohn Kroll Digital
298The Good Guys, the Bad Guys and the First AmendmentFred FriendlyJohn Kroll Digital
299The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and MurderCharles GraeberGoodreads
300The Great Picture Hunt 2Dave LaBelleJohn Kroll Digital
301The History of the Standard Oil CompanyIda TarbellInfo Please
302The Honourable SchoolboyJohn le CarreOnline College
303The ImperfectionistsTom RachmanOnline College
304The InformationJames GleickOnline Journalism
305The Investigative Reporter’s HandbookJohn Tedesco
306The Kansas City MilkmanReynolds PackardOnline College
307The Laramie ProjectMoises Kaufman, et alColumbia Journalism Review
308The Last EditorJim BellowsJohn Kroll Digital
309The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11Lawrence WrightGoodreads
310The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the AmazonDavid GrannGoodreads
311The Making of the PresidentTheodore WhiteInfo Please
312The Master SwitchTim WuOnline Journalism
313The Moral Equivalent of WarWilliam JamesColumbia Journalism Review
314The New Yorker Book of War PiecesThe New YorkerInfo Please
315THE NEWS ABOUT THE NEWSLEONARD DOWNIE, JR. AND ROBERT G. KAISERBest Colleges Online
316The Newspaper Designer’s HandbookTim Harrower & Julie ElmanJohn Kroll Digital
317THE NEWSPAPER DESIGNER’S HANDBOOKTIM HARROWERBest Colleges Online
318The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four MealsMichael PollanGoodreads
319The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the SeaSebastian JungerGoodreads
320The Photographer’s EyeJohn SzarkowskiJohn Kroll Digital
321The Pirate’s DilemmaMatt MasonOnline Journalism
322The Politics of MemoryJane KramerInfo Please
323The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness IndustryJon RonsonGoodreads
324The Quiet AmericanGraham GreeneOnline College
325The Red Smith ReaderRed SmithJohn Kroll Digital
326The Right StuffTom WolfeInfo Please
327The Road Back to ParisA. J. LieblingInfo Please
328The Selling of the President 1968Joe McGinnissInfo Please
329The Shadow of The Sun: My African LifeRyszard KapuscinskiPress Gazette
330The Shame of the CitiesLincoln SteffensInfo Please
331The Shipping NewsE. Annie ProulxOnline College
332The Siege: 68 Hours Inside The Taj HotelAdrian LevyGoodreads
333The Soccer WarRyszard KapuscinskiJohn Kroll Digital
334The Song of the DodoDavid QuammenColumbia Journalism Review
335The Soul of a New MachineTracy KidderJohn Kroll Digital
336The Souls of Black FolkW.E.B. Du BoisInfo Please
337The Spy in the Coffee MachineO’Hara & ShadboltOnline Journalism
338The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay,Jess BravinNieman Reports
339The Things They CarriedTim O’BrienColumbia Journalism Review
340The TrustSusan E. Tifft and Alex S. JonesColumbia Journalism Review
341The TruthTerry PratchettOnline College
342The Two Worlds of Linda FitzpatrickJ. Anthony LukasInfo Please
343THE VANISHING NEWSPAPERPHILIP MEYERBest Colleges Online
344The Visual Display of Quantitative InformationEdward R. TufteJohn Kroll Digital
345The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great MigrationIsabel WilkersonGoodreads
346The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the EarthNieman Reports
347The Wayward PressmanA. J. LieblingInfo Please
348The Wealth of NetworksYochai BenklerOnline Journalism
349The Whale HuntJonathan HarrisColumbia Journalism Review
350The Word,Rene J. Cappon.John Tedesco
351The World of Jimmy BreslinJimmy BreslinJohn Kroll Digital
352The Years with RossJames ThurberJohn Kroll Digital
353The Zanzibar Chest: A Memoir of Love and WarAidan J HartleyPress Gazette
354This Is LondonEdward R. MurrowJohn Kroll Digital
355Tides of ConsentJames StimsonColumbia Journalism Review
356Titicut FolliesFrederick WisemanInfo Please
357To an Anxious FriendWilliam Allen WhiteInfo Please
358Toms River: A Story of Science and SalvationDan FaginGoodreads
359Toxic Sludge is Good for YouJohn StauberFive Books
360TransmetropolitanWarren Ellis and Darick RobertsonOnline College
361Trash, Art, and the MoviesPauline KaelInfo Please
362Troublesome WordsBill BrysonPress Gazette
363TRUTH NEEDS NO ALLYHOWARD CHAPNICKBest Colleges Online
364TULSALARRY CLARKBest Colleges Online
365TwilightAnna Deavere SmithColumbia Journalism Review
366Un Grande Homme de Province à ParisHonoré de BalzacColumbia Journalism Review
367Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent FaithJon KrakauerGoodreads
368Understanding ComicsColumbia Journalism Review
369UNDERSTANDING MEDIAMARSHALL MCLUHANBest Colleges Online
370Unsafe at Any SpeedRalph NaderInfo Please
371Up in the Old Hotel and Other StoriesJoseph MitchellInfo Please
372Video Journalism for the WebKurt LancasterJohn Kroll Digital
373Virtual UnrealityCharles SeifeJohn Kroll Digital
374Visual Impact in PrintAngus McDougall & Gerald HurleyJohn Kroll Digital
375War JunkieJon SteelePress Gazette
376Watching the DoorKevin MersPress Gazette
377Waterhouse on Newspaper StyleKeith WaterhousePress Gazette
378WE THE MEDIADAN GILLMORBest Colleges Online
379What Are Journalists For?Jay RosenColumbia Journalism Review
380What It TakesRichard Ben CramerInfo Please
381WHATCHA MEAN, WHAT’S A ZINE?MARK TODD AND ESTHER WATSONBest Colleges Online
382Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat TillmanJon KrakauerGoodreads
383Within the Context of No ContextGeorge W. S. TrowColumbia Journalism Review
384Within the Veil: Black Journalists, White MediaPamela NewkirkJohn Kroll Digital
385Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s EliteSuki KimGoodreads
386WORDS OF FIREANTHONY COLLINGSBest Colleges Online
387WorkingStuds TerkelJohn Kroll Digital
388Writing for StoryJon FranklinJohn Kroll Digital
389YOUTUBEJEAN BURGESS AND JOSHUA GREENBest Colleges Online
390ZINE SCENEFRANCESCA LIA BLOCK AND HILLARY CARLIPBest Colleges Online


14 Best Investigative Journalism Book Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
Best Colleges Online The 50 Best Books for Journalism Students
Columbia Journalism Review A Reading List for Future Journalists
Esquire 5 Of The Best Books About Journalism
Five Books Nick Davies recommends the best books on Investigative Journalism
Goodreads Popular Investigative Journalism Books
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
Telus GOOD BOOKS ON INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM