Books That Inspire 2004

News About the News: American Journalism in Peril
Robert Kaiser

Open the morning paper or turn on the television and sensational stories about celebrities, crime, and scandals often gain your attention. Authors Kaiser and Downey take a hard look at the journalism profession in this book and uncover forces at work such as corporate power, shrinking newspaper staff and old-school influences. This book points out many challenges in my chosen profession and has inspired me to practice the craft with a purpose and commitment to pursuing stories that make a difference.
Evan Jensen
Staff Assistant III
College of Continuing Education