One journalist’s list of must-read books


While recovering from back surgery this summer, John Kroll compiled his list of “100 books that every journalist must read.” He writes in an email:

There are many other lists out there like it, but mine’s different for two reasons. One, it’s more thorough — every book has an explanation from me for its inclusion, a link and quote from an outside review, and an excerpt from the book. Two, it’s more diverse — print, broadcast and online; U.S. and foreign media; women’s and minority issues.

Has Kroll missed any books? What are your must-reads? Let us know in comments, or send me an email if you can’t post via Facebook.

* 100 books every journalist must read (
* Update: Suggestions from my Facebook friends and subscribers

Other lists:
* A reading list for future journalists (
* The 50 best books for journalism students (
* UK Press Gazette’s list of top 30 journalism books (