Naturally, I am delighted that my own SuperMedia has made the cut, in the section described as ‘Journalism Critique’ alongside an all-time favourtie of mine, George Orwell, and a contemporary influence, Jay Rosen.
I am not sure I deserve to be in such exalted company, but that shouldn’t stop you voting for SuperMedia 😉
On a more serious note, the survey sensibly allows you to suggest other works not on the list. This is good because it is a bit American, male and perhaps, overly serious.
So in keeping with the intellectual approach, I would offer a book that has underpinned my work here at Polis, Roger Silverstone’s Media and Morality.
For an understanding of the craft of writing, I would submit the immortal Keith Waterhouse Mirror Style Guide.
But perhaps you can learn more about journalism through satire – and because it is supposed to be fun, after all – I would offer the (inevitable) Evelyn Waugh Scoop and the less predictable, but equally hilarious and truthful, Towards The End of the Morning by Michael Frayn.
Make your choices here