Clark, Roy Peter. Help! for Writers: 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces. New York: Little, Brown, 2011. Print.
Strunk, William and E.B. White. Elements of Style. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2000. Print. The ultimate guide to concise language.
Horton, Brian. Associated Press Guide to Photojournalism. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001. Print. An introductory text we use in our journalism course.
Kovach, Bill and Tom Rosenstiel. The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2010. Print. The current text for the journalism course at Mount Angel Seminary.
Gardner, Howard, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and William Damon. Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meets. New York: Basic Books, 2001. A large portion studies journalists and how they cope with new challenges in their field.
Journalism History, Biography, and Autobiography:
Margolick, David. Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock. New Haven: Yale UP, 2011. Print. The story behind a famous photograph taken during the integration of the public schools in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Waitzkin, Fred. Searching for Bobby Fischer: The World of Chess, Observed by the Father of a Child Prodigy. New York: Random House, 1984. Print. Contains a chapter describing the press room at a major chess tournament in the Soviet Union.
The Catholic Church:
Allen, John. All the Pope's Men: The Inside Story of How the Vatican Really Thinks. New York: Random House, 2004. Print.
Ball, Judy. "Jason Berry: Church Whistleblower." St. Anthony Messenger. Oct. 2011: 39-43. Print.
Berry, Jason. Render Unto Rome: The Secret Life of Money in the Catholic Church. New York: Random House, 2011. Print.
Thavis, John. The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church. New York: Viking, 2013. Print.
Maushart, Susan. The Winter of Our Disconnect: How Three Totally Wired Teenagers (and a Mother Who Slept with her iPhone) Pulled the Plug on Their Technology and Lived to Tell the Tale. New York: Penguin, 2010. Print.
Mindich, David T.Z. Tuned Out: Why Americans Under 40 Don't Follow the News. New York: Oxford UP, 2010. Mindich argues against the commonplace that young people are more connected to the news because they are more connected to technology. Print.
Book Length Journalism:
Junger, Sebastian. The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea. New York: Harpers, 1998.
Kidder, Tracy. Among Schoolchildren. New York: Avon Books, 1990. Print. The story of the school year Kidder spent in a fifth-grade classroom in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
- - -. Old Friends. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993. Print. The profile of two gentlemen sharing a room in a nursing home outside of Northampton, Massachusetts.
- - -. Strength in What Remains. New York: Random House, 2009. Print. The story of Deo, a survivor of the genocide in Burundi, and his remarkable journey and healing.