I would like to hear qualified opinions about books that are USEFUL in college-level journalism courses -- and WHY. There are many books that are either outdated or just too simplistic to be of any use. Let's not dwell on those but rather try to identify some very good ones. I have been making a Wish List on Amazon -- you can see it here -- http://amzn.com/w/2RXE4PAIYK9MU (please do NOT buy any for me; that's not what the list is for).
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- I still say Rosenblum's Little Bunch of Madmen. It mixes helpful tips for young, aspiring journalists, with behind-the-scenes about some of the biggest stories that have been covered in the last 40 years.
do you have any recommendations for good, how-to books for Adobe Illustrator and inDesign?
Thanks!Jul 28, 2011
- One of the books I'm assigning first-year student is The Elements of Journalism by Kovach and Rosensteil. I anticipate it being a jumping off point for some great discussion about journalism in all its forms.Jul 29, 2011
- Sorry,-- I do not use Illustrator OR InDesign. I really don't do any work in print at all. Have you tried the Lynda.com tutorials?Jul 29, 2011
- I used The Elements of Journalism a couple of years ago in a graduate course. It was indeed good for prompting discussions.Jul 29, 2011
- Ah, thanks Mindy. I know of you as a multimedia guru, so I was hoping :-) Thanks again!Jul 29, 2011
- Way late to this discussion but I used White Space is not your Enemy this semester in a basic computer applications for journalist course, I highly recommend Ken Kobre's Videojournalism, love Wayne Freedman's It takes more than a Pretty Face, Bob Dotson's Make it Memorable and Medill on Media Engagement. And I agree Lynda.com or Adobe TV are great for self teaching InDesign & Illustrator.Apr 21, 2012