As I’m now working at an NPR station, but I was never formally trained in Journalism, I decided to look up what I missed out on. Here are the introductory textbook’s used by 5 of America’s top journalism programs:
Textbook / Book
|Who, What, When, Where, Why by James Glen Stovall||Emmerson College||$121||
|Blur: How to Know What’s True in the Age of Information Overload by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel||UT Austin||$12||$8 ( Free audiobook with audible trial )|
|Inside Reporting by Tim Harrower||Northwestern||$44||$13|
|Writing and Reporting the News by Carole Rich||NYU||$130||$60|
|The News Media: What Everyone Needs to Know by C.W. Anderson, Leonard Downie Jr., Michael Schudson.||
Other texts that showed up in syllabi: The Associated Press Stylebook and America’s Best Newspaper Writing by Roy Peter Clark
Anyways, if you’re interested in teaching yourself journalism, this might be a place to start. This probably also doubles as a list of books to give as a gift to a journalism major or a young aspiring journalist.
Also of interest, might be the unofficial recommended reading list from Gimlet Media, which pertains specifically to making narrative audio documentaries and NPR-style pieces.
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