For journalists, there are a few books and titles that have become indispensable. These include:

General journalism[]

  • The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect, by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel. Used by many journalism schools, and its nine elements are often cited.

Business journalism[]

  • Writing About Business – The New Columbia Knight-Bagehot Guide to Economics & Business Journalism, edited by Terri Thompson.


  • Designing Infographics, by Eric K. Meyer.

New media[]

  • We the Media, by Dan Gillmor.
  • We Media: How audiences are shaping the future of news and information, by Shayne Bowman and Chris Willis; edited by J.D. Lasica.

News design[]

  • The Newspaper Designer’s Handbook, by Tim Harrower.


Radio journalism[]

Style guides[]

Television journalism[]