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Kalbfeld, Brad. The Associated Press Broadcast News Handbook. New York: McGraw Hill, 2000.

Alterman, Eric. What Liberal Media: The Truth About Bias and the News. New York: Basic Books, 2003.

Barnouw, Erik. Documentaries: A History of the Non-Fiction Film. 2nd rev. ed. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1993.

Boynton, Robert. The New New Journalism: Conversations with America's Best Nonfiction Writers on Their Craft. New York: Vintage Books, 2005.

De Zengotita, Thomas. Mediated: How the Media Shapes Your World and the Way you Live in It. New York: Bloomsbury, 2004.

Dines, Gail and Jean M. Humez, eds. Gender, Race, and Class in Media: A Text-Reader. 2nd ed.Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2003.

Downie, Leonard and Robert Kaiser. The News About the News: American Journalism in Peril. New York: Vintage Books, 2002.

Fallows, James. Breaking the News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy. New York: Pantheon Books, 1996.

Gilmore, Dan. We the Media. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly, 2004.

Hampe, Barry. Making Documentary Films. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1997.

Koppel, Ted and Kyle Gibson. Nightline: History in the Making and the Making of TV

Kovach, Bill and Tom Rosensteil. Warp Speed: America in the Age of Mixed Media. New York: Century Foundation Press, 1999.

McChesney, Robert. Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1999.

McGuire, Mary. The Internet Handbook for Writers, Researchers and Journalists. New York: Guilford Press, 2002.

Metlzer, Ken. Creative Interviewing: The Writer's Guide to Gathering Information by Asking Questions. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1997.

Moyers, Bill. Doing Democracy. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers, 2001.

Pelosi, Alexandra. Sneaking into the Flying Circus: How the Media Turn our Presidential Campaigns into Freak Shows. New York: Free Press, 2005.

Potter, W. James. Media Literacy. 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2005.

Schechter, Danny. Media Wars: News at a Time of Terror. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003.

Strunk, Jr., William and E.B. White. The Elements of Style. New York: Penguin Press, 2005.

Zelizer, Barbie and Stuart Allan. Journalism after September 11th. New York : Routledge, 2003.

Zinsser, William. On Writing Well: an informal guide to writing nonfiction. 5th ed. New York: Harper Perennial, 1994.

Journalism Resources and Websites:

www.poynter.org – the Poynter Institute

www.sreetips.com – Resources and links to use the web wisely

www.workingfilms.org – social change films and resources

www.itvs.org - ITVS programming reflects voices of underrepresented communities

www.ire.org - Investigative Reporters and Editors

www.unityjournalists.org - reporting and resources focuses on minority issues

www.spj.org – society professional journalists

www.freedomforum.org - nonpartisan foundation dedicated to free press, free speech

www.newslink.org – research links to media and government www.assignmenteditor.com

www.cjr.org/tools - Columbia Journalism Review

www.journalism.org - Project for Excellence in Journalism

www.journaliststoolbox.com - Journalists' Toolbox - list of links organized by topic.

www.people-press.org - Pew Center for People and the Press: Public opinion research

www.powerreporting.com Links to beat sources for journalists

www.reporter.org - Resources for journalists, including specific beat-related links.

www.workingeporter.com A resource for journalists, with news, media criticism, links