Faculty Books

Secrets of Prize-Winning Journalism (Kindle Edition)

Book Description:
These works are inspiring. They are also instructive.

Interviews with these thoughtful creators of journalism will teach readers lessons in how to cover a breaking news story in the age of social media, like The Denver Post did during the Aurora shootings. We interviewed the reporter and producer who spent months of their own time building trust with sources to get a camera inside the courtroom. We go behind the scenes of investigative stories that were the catalyst for significant positive impact in their communities.

The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century (Paperback)

From the publisher:
Featuring a new code of ethics for journalists and essays by 14 journalism thought leaders and practitioners, this authoritative, practical book examines the new pressures brought to bear on journalism by technology and changing audience habits. It offers a new framework for making critical moral choices, as well as case studies that reinforce the concepts and principles rising to prominence in 21st century communication.

How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times

From the publisher:
America’s most influential writing teacher offers an engaging and practical guide to effective short-form writing.

In “How to Write Short,” Roy Peter Clark turns his attention to the art of painting a thousand pictures with just a few words. Short forms of writing have always existed-from ship logs and telegrams to prayers and haikus. But in this ever-changing Internet age, short-form writing has become an essential skill.

Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know (Hardcover)

From the publisher:
Management guru Jill Geisler has coached countless men and women who want to build their leadership skills, help employees do their best work, and make workplaces happy and successful. In WORK HAPPY, she provides a practical, step-by-step guide, based on real-world experience, respected research, and lessons that will transform managers and their teams. It’s a workshop-in-a-book, designed to produce positive, immediate and lasting results.

September 11, 2001 and May, 1 2011: A Collection of Newspaper Front Pages from the Terrorist Attacks and Osama Bin Laden's Death (Kindle Edition)

Book Description:
On Tuesday September 11, our world changed forever. The United States was attacked by an unknown terrorist organization. Word of this attack spread instantaneously around the world. Billions of people woke up on September 12 to find that the front page of their local newspaper was devoted to the tragedy of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. And then on May 1, 2011 the world changed again with the news that Osama Bin Laden had been located and killed by a team of U.S. navy seals.

Help! For Writers: 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces

From the publisher:
One of America’s most influential writing teachers offers 210 solutions to the biggest problems writers face. The craft of writing offers countless potential problems: the story is too long; the story’s too short; revising presents a huge hurdle; writer’s block is rearing its ugly head. In “Help! For Writers,” Roy Peter Clark presents an “owner’s manual” for writers, outlining the seven steps of the writing process, and addressing the 210 most urgent problems that writers face.

Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

From the publisher:
One of America ‘s most influential writing teachers offers a toolbox from which writers of all kinds can draw practical inspiration. “Writing is a craft you can learn,” says Roy Peter Clark. “You need tools, not rules.” His book distills decades of experience into 50 tools that will help any writer become more fluent and effective.

Aim for the Heart: Write, Shoot, Report and Produce for TV and Multimedia

From the publisher:
Al Tompkins reminds students about a disarmingly simple truth about broadcast journalism: people remember what they feel. If you aim for the heart with the copy you write and the sound and video you capture, you will never fail to grab your viewers and compel them to keep watching. With humor, honesty and directness, Tompkins bottles his years of experience and insight in a new second edition that offers students the fundamentals they need to master, with the practical know-how they can immediately put to use.

The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English

From the publisher:
Early in the history of English, the words “grammar” and “glamour” meant the same thing: the power to charm. Roy Peter Clark, author of Writing Tools, aims to put the glamour back in grammar with this fun, engaging alternative to stuffy instructionals. In this practical guide, readers will learn everything from the different parts of speech to why effective writers prefer concrete nouns and active verbs.

Pulitzer's Gold: Behind the Prize for Public Service Journalism

Pulitzer’s Gold is the first book to trace the ninety-year history of the coveted Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, awarded annually to a newspaper rather than to individuals, in the form of that Gold Medal. Exploring this service-journalism legacy, Roy Harris recalls dozens of “stories behind the stories,” often allowing the journalists involved to share their own accounts.