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Thinking Things Over

Vermont Royster's Legacy at the Wall Street Journal

By Chris Roush

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Practicing Journalism

The Power and Purpose of the Fourth Estate

By Paul Steinle and Sara Brown

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Weighing Anchors

A Veteran TV Newswriter Critiques the Top Network Anchors

By Mervin Block

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Know how to report ethically challenging stories in your community

Bad News and Good Judgment

A Guide to Reporting on Sensitive Issues in a Small-Town Newspaper

By Jim Pumarlo

ISBN 9780966517613, Trade Paper

Price $18.95

This book helps small-town editors decide how to report on sensitive issues such as suicides, sexual abuse, and accidents. It helps them answer these more...

 Ethics

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Top-notch advice for beginning broadcasters

Broadcast Basics

A Beginner's Guide to Television News Reporting and Production

By Yvonne Cappé

ISBN 9781933338149, Trade Paper

Price $19.95

Drawing on 20 years of real-world reporting experience, this broadcast handbook guides beginning journalists through the basics of journalistic writin more...

 Broadcast Journalism

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Cultivate the tools to report on business

Covering Business

A Guide to Aggressively Reporting on Commerce and Developing a Powerful Business Beat

By Robert Reed, Glenn Lewin

ISBN 9781933338019, Trade Paper

Price $18.95

This guide for journalists teaches how to develop an effective business beat, report on public and private companies, cultivate sources inside and out more...

 Business Journalism

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The First Lady of the First Amendment

First Love

Memoirs of a First Amendment Freedom Fighter

By Jean Otto

ISBN 9781933338354, Trade Paper

Price $18.95

Jean Otto was a struggling single mother in rural Wisconsin when she submitted some columns she wrote to the local newspaper editor. The editor loved more...

 Journalism History

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The essentials of virtuous reporting

Journalism Ethics

A Casebook of Professional Conduct for News Media Fourth edition

By Fred Brown (Editor)

ISBN 9781933338804, Trade Paper

Price $49.95

Closely organized around the Society of Professional Journalists' code of ethics-the news industry's widely accepted "gold standard" of jour more...

 Ethics

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A detailed resource for the business journalist

Journalism That Matters

How Business-to-Business Editors Change the Industries They Cover

By Robert Freedman and Steven Roll (editors)

ISBN 9781933338088, Trade Paper

Price $16.95

Examples from outstanding business-to-business articles are accompanied by explanations of how they were successful in changing their respective indus more...

 Business Journalism

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Clean, crisp, and clear communication

Journalistic Writing

Building the Skills, Honing the Craft, 3rd edition

By Robert M. Knight

ISBN 9781933338385, Trade Paper

Price $24.95

Aimed at those pursuing careers in creating public prose, this is the definitive handbook for aspiring journalists. Offering budding writers suggestio more...

 Writing and Reporting

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A groundbreaking journalist shares a lifetime of firsts

Les Brownlee

The Autobiography of a Pioneering African-American Journalist

By Les Brownlee

ISBN 9781933338293, Trade Paper

Price $16.95

Raised by a single mother in a racist Chicago suburb, Les Brownlee overcame hardships to become a journalism pioneer and educator. Though he lived in more...

 Diversity & Public Affairs, Journalism History

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Reinvigorate your obits page!

Life on the Death Beat

A Handbook for Obituary Writers

By By Alana Baranick, Jim Sheeler, and Stephen Mill

ISBN 9781933338026, Trade Paper

Price $16.95

Obituary writing is more than a regular beat. The obit writer routinely explores the lives and worlds of a wide variety of people, from the famous to more...

 Diversity & Public Affairs

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Public affairs coverage doesn't have to be dull

Making Important News Interesting

Reporting Public Affairs in the 21st Century

By Perry Parks

ISBN 9781933338033, Trade Paper

Price $24.95

Based on the premise that a fresh approach is needed in public affairs journalism, this guide offers real-world examples of reporting and writing that more...

 Diversity & Public Affairs

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The answers professionals need to crunch numbers on deadline

Math Tools for Journalists

Professor/Professional Version

By Kathleen Wickham

ISBN 9780972993746, Trade Paper

Price $16.95

This text is a concise guide to math concepts journalists regularly face. It covers common math challenges such as percentages, statistics, business m more...

 Business Journalism

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The perfect learning tool for Journalism students

Math Tools for Journalists, 2nd edition

Student Edition

By Kathleen Wickham

ISBN 9780972993753, Trade Paper

Price $16.95

This text is a concise guide to math concepts journalists regularly face. It covers common math challenges such as percentages, statistics, business m more...

 Business Journalism

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A 21st-century guide to diversity reporting

New Directions in Diversity

A New Approach to Covering America's Multicultural Communities

By George Padgett

ISBN 9781933338040, Trade Paper

Price $18.95

 Diversity & Public Affairs

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Cover the military with expertise

Pen & Sword

A Journalist's Guide to Covering the Military

By Ed Offley

ISBN 9780966517644, Trade Paper

Price $24.95

Covering defense and the military is much more than a regular beat. Stories written b military reporters can range from an interview with a local recr more...

 Diversity & Public Affairs

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A national report on values of the Fourth Estate in the digital age

Practicing Journalism

The Power and Purpose of the Fourth Estate

By Paul Steinle and Sara Brown

ISBN 9781936863631, Trade Paper

Price $24.95

An ambitious project of discovery, this insightful collection of epiphanies documents the varied reasons journalists remain dedicated to reporting the more...

 Ethics, Media Management, Writing and Reporting

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Discover the business reporting that shaped us

Profits and Losses (2nd edition)

Business Journalism and Its Role in Society

By Chris Roush

ISBN 9781936863181, Trade Paper

Price $49.95

Recognizing the historical importance of business news in America's journalistic past, this book asserts that current social attitudes were set in pla more...

 Business Journalism

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Giving the Poor a Voice and Presenting Solutions to Poverty

The Book of the Poor

Who They Are, What They Say, and How to End Their Poverty

By Kenan Heise

ISBN 9781936863334, Trade Paper

Price $16.95

Collecting dozens of interviews conducted over 50 years to give voice to the 16 percent that live below the poverty line, journalist Kenan Heise's The more...

 Diversity & Public Affairs

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An A-to-Z stylebook that decodes business jargon

The SABEW Stylebook, 2nd Edition

2,000 Business Terms Defined and Rated

By Chris Roush and Bill Cloud

ISBN 9781933338811, Trade Paper

Price $29.95

Simplifying the terms and phrases that make business reporting difficult, this handbook is an essential tool for all business journalists. Including a more...

 Business Journalism

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Thinking Things Over

Vermont Royster's Legacy at the Wall Street Journal

By Chris Roush

ISBN 9781936863600, Trade Paper

Price $18.95

One of the most influential voices of the 20th century and among the greatest American journalists of all time is chronicled in this intellectual prof more...

 Business Journalism

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Demystify financials with this practical guide

Understanding Financial Statements

A Journalist's Guide

By Jay Taparia

ISBN 9780972993739, Trade Paper

Price $24.95

This book walks readers through the essentials of understanding a company’s financial health. Taparia carefully explains how to evaluate financial s more...

 Business Journalism

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Helps newspapers get an edge on tricky election coverage

Votes and Quotes

A Guide to Outstanding Election Campaign Coverage

By Jim Pumarlo

ISBN 9781933338217, Trade Paper

Price $18.95

When election time comes around, newspapers are faced with the demanding and highly scrutinized task of effectively and ethically providing election c more...

 Diversity & Public Affairs

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Evening News Stars Often Fail Us. Can You Spot Their Mistakes?

Weighing Anchors

A Veteran TV Newswriter Critiques the Top Network Anchors

By Mervin Block

ISBN 9781936863396, Trade Paper

Price $18.95

Long-time network newswriter Mervin Block doesn't just watch and hear evening newscasts; he listens. Block, who wrote for Walter Cronkite and other an more...

 Broadcast Journalism

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Learn the inner workings of media management from the inside

Who Owns the Press?

Investigating Public vs. Private Ownership of American Newspapers

By Mary Jane Pardue

ISBN 9781933338309, Trade Paper

Price $24.95

Explaining why newspapers are failing and how they can survive, this unique account examines the operations of eight locally owned newspapers and atte more...

 Media Management