Reporting, Writing & Editing Bibliography

BOOKS

Aamidor, Abraham. Real Feature Writing.
Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1999.

Adam, G. Stuart and Roy Peter Clark.
Journalism: The Democratic Craft.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Adams, Paul. Writing Right for Today’s Media.
Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1997.

Adams, Sally. Interviewing for Journalists.
New York: Routledge, 2001.

Amster, Linda and Dylan Loeb McClain, eds.
Kill Duck Before Serving: Red Faces at The New York Times.
New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2002.

Applegate, Edd. Literary Journalism:
A Biographical Dictionary of Writers and Editors.

Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996.

Arnold, George T. Media Writer’s Handbook.
Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2003.

Baker, Bob. Newsthinking:
The Secret of Making Your Facts Fall Into Place
.
Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2001.

Baranick, Alana, and Jim Sheeler and Stephen Miller.
Life on the Death Beat.
Oak Park, IL: Marion Street Press, 2005.

Baskette, Floyd K. and Jack Z. Sissors, Brian S. Brooks.
The Art of Editing. 7th ed.
Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2001.

Bass, Frank. The Associated Press Guide
to Internet Research and Reporting
.
New York: Perseus Books Group, 2001.

Berg, A. Scott. Max Perkins: Editor of Genius.
New York: Dutton, 1978.

Berner, R. Thomas. The Literature of Journalism.
State College, PA: Strata Publishing, 1999.

Bernstein, Theodore M.
The Careful Writer: A Modern Guide to English Usage.
New York: Free Press, 1995.

Best American Crime Reporting.
New York: Houghton Mifflin, Series.

Best American Essays.
New York: Houghton Mifflin, Series.

Best American Political Writing.
New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, Series.

Best American Science and Nature Writing.
New York: Houghton Mifflin, Series.

Best American Sports Writing.
New York: Houghton Mifflin, Series.

Best American Travel Writing.
New York: Houghton Mifflin, Series.

Biagi, Shirley. Interviews That Work:
A Practical Guide for Journalists.
2nd ed.
Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1992.

Bissinger, Buzz, ed. The Best American Sports Writing 2003.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003.

Bloom, Stephen G. Inside the Writer’s Mind:
Writing Narrative Journalism
.
Ames: Iowa State Press, 2002.

Blundell, William E. The Art and Craft of Feature Writing:
Based on The Wall Street Journal.

New York: Plume, 1988.

Blum, Deborah and Mary Knudson, eds.
A Field Guide for Science Writers.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Botts, Jack. The Language of News:
A Journalist’s Pocket Reference.

Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press, 1994.

Bowles, Dorothy A. and Diane L. Borden.
Creative Editing. 3rd ed.
Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2000.

Boynton, Robert S. The New New Journalism.
New York: Vintage Books, 2005.

Brady, John Joseph. The Interviewer’s Handbook.
Waukesha, WI: Writer Books, 2004.

Bragg, Rick. Somebody Told Me.
Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2000.

Brande, Dorothea. Becoming a Writer.
Los Angeles: J.P.Tarcher;
Boston: distributed by Harcourt Brace,
reprint of 1934 edition, 1981.

Brooks, Brian S., George Kennedy, Daryl R. Moen and Don Ranly.
Telling the Story: Writing for Print, Broadcast and Online Media.
New York: Bedford/St. Martins, 2001.

—-. News Reporting and Writing, 7th ed.
New York: Bedford/St. Martins, 2002.

Brooks, Brian S., James Pinson, Jean Gaddy Wilson.
Working with Words, 5th ed.
New York: Bedford/St. Martins, 2003.

Bunton, Kristie, et. al. Writing Across the Media.
Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2000.

Cappon, Rene J. The Associated Press Guide to News Writing.
Forest City, CA: IDG Books Worldwide, 2000.

—-. The Associated Press Guide to Punctuation.
Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing, 2003.

Chance, Jean and William McKeen, eds.
Literary Journalism: A Reader
.
Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2000.

Clark, Roy Peter. The American Conversation
and the Language of Journalism.
Poynter Paper: No. 5,
St. Petersburg: Poynter Institute, 1994.

—-. Free to Write: A Journalist Teaches Young Writers.
Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Educational Books, 1995.

—-. Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer.
New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2006.

Clark, Roy Peter and Don Fry. Coaching Writers:
The Essential Guide for Editors and Reporters
, 2nd ed.
New York: Bedford/St.Martin’s Press, 2003.

Clark, Roy Peter and Christopher Scanlan, eds.
America’s Best Newspaper Writing. 2nd ed.
New York: Bedford/St. Martins, 2006.

Clark, Roy Peter and Cole C. Campbell, eds.
The Value and Craft of American Journalism.
Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2002.

Cohn, Victor, Lewis Cope and Jay Winsten. News & Numbers.
Ames: Iowa State University Press, 2001.

Davis, Foster and Karen F. Dunlap. The Effective Editor:
How to Lead Your Staff to Better Writing and Better Teamwork.
St. Petersburg, FL: Poynter Institute, 2000.

Dawkins, Richard, ed. The Best American Science and Nature Writing.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003.

Ellis, Barbara G. The Copy Editing and Headline Handbook.
New York: Perseus Books Group, 2001.

Fedler, Fred. Reporting for the Print Media. 7th ed.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Fellow, Anthony R. and Thomas N. Clanin. 2nd ed.
Copy Editor’s Handbook for Newspapers.
Englewood, CO: Morton Publishing, 2002.

Fink, Conrad C. Bottom Line Writing:
Reporting the Sense of Dollars.
Ames: Iowa State University Press, 2000.

—-. Writing to Inform and Engage:
the Essential Guide to Beginning News and Magazine Writing
.
Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2003.

Fleder, Rob, ed. Sports Illustrated: Fifty Years of Great Writing.
New York: Time Books, 2003.

Fox, Walter. Writing the News:
A Guide for Print Journalists.
3rd ed.
Ames: Iowa State University Press, 2001.

Franklin, Jon. Writing for Story:
Craft Secrets of Dramatic Nonfiction.

New York: Plume, 1994.

Frazell, Daryl F. and George Tuck. Principles of Editing:
A Comprehensive Guide for Students and Journalists.

New York: McGraw Hill Text, 1996.

Frazier, Ian, ed. The Best American Travel Writing 2003.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003.

Friedlander, Edward Jay and John Lee. Feature Writing
for Newspapers and Magazines: The Pursuit of Excellence.

Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2003.

Friend, Cecilia, Don Challenger and Katherine McAdams.
Contemporary Editing.
Lincolnwood, IL: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Group, 2000.

Garlock, David, ed. Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories.
Ames: Iowa State University Press, 2003.

Garrison, Bruce. Professional Feature Writing. 4th ed.
Mahwah, NJ:Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004.

Gibbs, Cheryl and Tom Warhover. Getting the Whole Story.
New York: Guilford Press, 2002.

Goldstein, Norm, ed. The Associated Press Stylebook
and Briefing on Media Law
.
New York: Perseus Books Group, 2007.

Harrigan, Jane T. and Karen Brown Dunlap.
The Editorial Eye.
2nd edition.
Boston: Bedford / St. Martin’s, 2003.

Harrington, Walt. Intimate Journalism:
The Art and Craft of Reporting Everyday Life.

Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997.

Harrower, Tim. Inside Reporting.
Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2007.

Hart, Jack. A Writer’s Coach:
An Editor’s Guide to Words that Work.
New York: Pantheon Books, 2006.

Hennessy, Brendan. Writing Feature Articles.
Burlington, MA: Focal Press, 2006.

Hicks, Wynford, et. al. Writing for Journalists.
New York: Routledge, 1999.

Hohenberg, John. Foreign Correspondence:
The Great Reporters and their Times.
2nd ed.
Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1995.
.

Houston, Brant, ed.
The Investigative Reporter’s Handbook. 5th ed.
Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009.

Huang, Thomas, Steve Myers, Julie Moos, Aly Colon, Keith Woods, Christopher Scanlan, Karen Brown, Don Fry and Roy Peter Clark, eds. Best Newspaper Writing. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Books (2005-Present), Chicago: Bonus Books (1993-2004), St. Petersburg, FL: Poynter Institute (1979-1992). Published Annually since 1979.

Hutchison, Earl R. The Art of Feature Writing.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
.
Irby, John, Kenton Bird, Susan English and David Cuillier.
Reporting that Matters.
Boston: Pearson Allyn and Bacon, 2007.
.

Itule, Bruce D. and Douglas A. Anderson.
News Writing and Reporting for Today’s Media, 6th ed.
Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2003.

Jackson, Dennis and John Sweeney, eds.
The Journalist’s Craft: A Guide to Writing Better Stories.
New York: Allworth Press, 2002.

Keeble, Richard. The Newspapers Handbook, 3rd ed.
New York: Routledge, 2001.
.

Kennedy, George and Daryl R. Moen.
What Good is Journalism.
Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2007.

Kennedy, George, Daryl R. Moen, and Don Ranly.
Beyond the Inverted Pyramid.
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2002.

Kessler, Lauren and Duncan McDonald. When Words Collide:
A Media Writer’s Guide to Grammar and Style
.
Boston: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2008.

Killenberg, George M. Before the Story.
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1989.

—-. Public Affairs Reporting:
Covering the News in the Information Age.

New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1992.

Kingsolver, Barbara and Katrina Kenison, eds.
The Best American Short Stories 2001.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.

Klement, Alice and Carolyn Matalene, eds.
Telling Stories/Taking Risks:
Journalism Writing at the Century’s Edge.

Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1998.

Knight, Robert M. A Journalistic Approach to Good Writing:
The Craft of Clarity.

Ames: Iowa State University Press, 2003.

Kramer, Mark and Wendy Call, eds. Telling True Stories.
New York: Plume, 2007.

Kraus, Jerelle. All the Art that’s Fit to Print (and Some that Wasn’t):
Inside the New York Times Op-Ed Page
.
New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.

Lanson, Jerry and Barbara Croll Fought.
News in the Next Century
.
Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press, 1999.

LaRocque, Paul. Concise Guide to Copy Editing.
Oak Park, IL: Marion Street Press, 2003.

—-. Heads You Win: An Easy Guide to Better
Headline and Caption Writing
.
Oak Park, IL: Marion Street Press, 2003.

LaRocque, Paula. The Book on Writing:
the Ultimate Guide to Writing Well
.
Oak Park, IL: Marion Street Press, 2003.

—-. Championship Writing.
Oak Park, IL: Marion Street Press, 2000.

Leckey, Andrew and Allan Sloan, eds.
The Best Business Stories of the Year.
New York: Vintage Books, 2003.

Leiter, Kelly, Julian Harriss and Stanley Johnson.
The Complete Reporter.
Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2000.

Lewis, Anthony, editor. Written into History: Pulitzer Prize
Reporting of the Twentieth Century from the New York Times
.
New York: Times Books, 2001.

Lewis, Jon E. The Mammoth Book of Journalism.
New York: Carroll & Graf, 2003.

Lorenz, Alfred Lawrence and John Vivian.
News: Reporting and Writing.
Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 1996.

Ludwig, Mark D. Modern News Editing.
Ames, Iowa: Blackwell, 2005.

Martin, Paul R., ed.
The Wall Street Journal Guide to Business Style and Usage
.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002.

McAdams, Katherine C. and Jan Johnson Elliott.
Reaching Audiences: A Guide to Media Writing. 2nd ed.
Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1999.

McKane, Anna. News Writing.
Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2006.

McLellan, Michele and Tim Porter. News, Improved.
Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2007.

Mencher, Melvin. Basic Media Writing. 6th ed.
New York: McGraw Hill, 1998.

—-. News Reporting and Writing. 10th ed.
Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2006.

—-. The Sayings of Chairman Mel. Poynter Paper: No. 9,
St. Petersburg: Poynter Institute, 1997.

Meyer, Philip. Precision Journalism. 4th edition.
Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2002.

Mills, Eleanor, et. al., eds. Journalistas:
100 Years of the Best Writing and Reporting by Women Journalists.
New York: Carroll & Graf, 2005

Morgan, Arlene Notoro, Keith Woods and Alice Irene Pifer.
The Authentic Voice: The Best Reporting on Race and Ethnicity.
New York: Columbia University Press, 2006.

Murray, Donald M. The Craft of Revision. 5th ed.
Boston: Thomson/Heinle, 2003.

—-. Writer in the Newsroom.
Poynter Paper: No. 7,
St. Petersburg: Poynter Institute, 1995.

—-. Writing to Deadline: The Journalist at Work.
Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2000.

Nelson, Victoria. On Writer’s Block:
A New Approach to Creativity.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.

New York Times. Portraits 9/11/01.
New York: Times Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2002.

Parks, Perry. Making Important News Interesting:
Reporting Public Affairs in the 21st Century
.
Oak Park, IL: Marion Street Press, 2006.

Phillips, Larry W. Ernest Hemingway on Writing.
New York: Scribner, 1984.

Providence Journal-Bulletin Staff Writers.
How I Wrote the Story.
Providence, RI: Providence Journal Company, 1996.

Reed, Robert and Glenn Lewin. Covering Business.
Oak Park, IL: Marion Street Press, 2005.

Remnick, David, ed. Life Stories:
Profiles from the New Yorker
.
New York: Random House, 2001.

Remnick, David and Henry Finder, eds. Fierce Pajamas:
An Anthology of Humor Writing from the New Yorker
.
New York: Random House, 2001.

Rich, Carole. Writing and Reporting News:
A Coaching Method.
4th ed.
Belmont: Wadsworth, 2003.

Rivers, William L. Writing Opinion, Editorials.
Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1987.

Rivers, William L. and Alison Work Rodriguez.
A Journalist’s Guide to Grammar and Style.
Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1995.

Rosenauer, Kenneth L. Storycrafting:
A Process Approach to Writing News.
Ames: Iowa: Blackwell Publishing, 2004.

Rosenblatt, Roger. The Man in the Water: Essays and Stories.
New York: Random House, 1994.

Ross, Lillian. Reporting Back: Notes on Journalism.
Washington, DC: Counterpoint, 2002.

Roush, Chris. Show Me the Money:
Writing Business and Economic Stories for Mass Communication.
Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erbaum, 2004.

Russial, John. Strategic Copy Editing.
New York: Builford Press, 2004.

Ryan, Buck, Michael O’Connell and Leland B. Ryan.
The Editor’s Toolbox.
Ames: Iowa State University Press, 2001.

Rystrom, Kenneth. The Why, Who, and How of the Editorial Page.
New York: Random House, 1994.
.

Scanlan, Christopher. Reporting and Writing:
Basics for the 21st Century
.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Schwartz, Jerry. The Associated Press Reporting Handbook.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002.

Sims, Norman. True Stories.
Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2008.

Sims, Norman and Mark Kramer. Literary Journalism:
A New Collection of the Best American Nonfiction.

New York: Ballantine Books, 1995.

Sloan, W. David and Laird B. Anderson. Pulitzer Prize Editorials:
America’s Best Editorial Writing, 1917-2003.
3rd ed.
Ames: Iowa State University Press, 2003.

Sloan, W. David and Cheryl S. Wray.
Masterpieces of Reporting, Vol. 1.
Northport, AL: Vision Press, 1997.

—-. Great Editorials.
Northport, AL: Vision Press, 1997.
.

Sloan, W. David, Cheryl S. Wray, C. and Joanne Sloan.
Great Editorials: Masterpieces of Opinion Writing.
Northport, AL: Vision Press, 1997.

Smith, Ron F., et al. Editing Today.
Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1996.

Snyder, Louis L. and Richard B. Morris, eds.
A Treasury of Great Reporting.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1962.

Stein, M.L. The Newswriter’s Handbook.
Ames, Iowa: Blackwell, 2006.

Stephens, Mitchell and Gerald Lanson.
Writing and Reporting the News. 2nd ed.
Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace, 1997.

Stepp, Carl Sessions. Editing for Today’s Newsroom:
A Guide for Success in a Changing Profession.
2nd ed.
New York: Routledge, 2008.

—-. Writing As Craft and Magic.
Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2000.

Stewart, James B.
Follow the Story: How to Write Successful Nonfiction.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.
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Stout, Glenn and Bud Collins, eds.
The Best American Sports Writing 2001.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.

Strunk, William, Jr. and E.B. White.
The Elements of Style.
4th ed.
New York: Macmillan, 1999.

Summer, David E. and Holly G. Miller.
Feature & Magazine Writing: Action, Angle, and Anecdotes.
Ames, IA: Blackwell, 2005.

Thomas Jr., Robert McG., Thomas Mallon and Chris Calhoun, editor.
52 McGs: The Best Obituaries from the Legendary New York Times
Writer Robert McG. Thomas Jr
.
New York: Scribner, 2001.

Thompson, Terri. Writing about Business: the New Columbia Knight-Bagehot
Guide to Economics and Business Journalism.
New York: Columbia University Press, 2000.

Titchener, Campbell B. Reviewing the Arts.
Mahwah, NJ: L. Erlbaum Assoccations, 2005.

Uko, Ndaeyo.
Story Building.
Landham, MD: University Press of America, 2007.

Walsh, Bill. Lapsing Into a Comma.
New York: McGraw Hill, 2002.

Weingarten, Marc. The Gang that Wouldn’t Write Straight.
New York: Crown Publishers, 2005.

Wells, Ken, ed. Floating Off the Page:
The Best Stories from The Wall Street Journal’s “Middle Column.”

New York: The Wall Street Journal, 2002.

Whitaker, Wayne R., Janet E. Ramsey and Ronald D. Smith.
Mediawriting: Print, Broadcast, and Public Relations.
New York: Longman, 2000.

Wilber, Richard A. Magazine Feature Writing.
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1995.

Wilber, Rick and Randy Miller. Modern Media Writing.
Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2002.

Willams, Eesha. Grassroots Journalism.
New York: Apex Press, 2000.

Wilson, Edward O., ed.
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2001
.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.

Wilstein, Steve. The Associated Press Sports Writing Handbook.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002.

Winburn, Janice. Shop Talk and War Stories.
New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, 2003.
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Wolfe, Tom. The New Journalism.
New York: Harper & Row, 1973.

Wyss, Bob. Covering the Environment:
How Journalists Work the Green Beat
.
New York: Routledge, 2008.

Yagoda, Ben. When You Catch an Adjective, Kill It:
the Parts of Speech for Better and/Or Worse
.
New York: Broadway Books, 2006.

Zinsser, William. On Writing Well. 25th Anniversary Edition.
New York: Harper Resource, 2001.

Zinsser, William, et al. Speaking of Journalism:
12 Writers and Editors Talk About Their Work.

New York: HarperCollins, 1994.

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