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 Recommended Reading
 for Responsible Journalists


The following is a list of books which will help you on your way to becoming a more well-rounded journalist, as well as a student of media, culture and the philosophies of liberty and free-market capitalism.

A portion of the sale of the books purchased through our website help to support the National Journalism Center and Young America's Foundation.


1. The Law by Frederic Bastiat

2. The West's Last Chance: Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations? by Tony Blankley

4. Up from Liberalism by William F. Buckley, Jr.

5. Witness by Whittaker Chambers

6. Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader by Dinesh D'Souza

7. The Humiliation of the Word by Jacques Ellul

8. The Theme is Freedom: Religion, Politics and the American Tradition by M. Stanton Evans

9. The Art of Readable Writing by Rudolf Flesch

10. Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman

11. The Conscience of a Conservative by Barry Goldwater

12. The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek

13. Free Speech for Me—but Not for Thee by Nat Hentoff

14. Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America by James D. Hunter

15. The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot by Kirk Russell

16. The End of Prosperity: How Higher Taxes Will Doom the Economy—If We Let It Happen by Arthur B. Laffer, Stephen Moore & Peter Tanous

17. The Media Elite: America’s News Powerbrokers by S. Robert Lichter, Stanley Rothman and Linda S. Lichter

18. Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man by Marshall McLuhan

19. Hard News: The Scandals at the New York Times and Their Meaning for American Media by Seth Mnookin

20. The Prince of Darkness: 50 Years Reporting in Washington by Robert D. Novak

21. Central Ideas in the Development of American Journalism by Marvin Olasky

22. Four Theories of the Press by Fred Siebert, Theodore Peterson & Wilbur Schramm

23. The Universe Next Door: A Basic World View Catalogue by James W. Sire

24. A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles by Thomas Sowell

25. A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

26. Making the News: A Study in the Construction of Reality by Gaye Tuchman

27. The American Journalist in the 21st Century: U.S. News People at the Dawn of a New Millennium by David H. Weaver

28. The Ethics of Rhetoric by Richard Weaver

29. Ideas Have Consequences by Richard Weaver

30. Liberty versus the Tyranny of Socialism: Controversial Essays by Walter Williams

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