Books for World Press Freedom Day

By Coll Rowe | May 2 2024 | Journalism

For World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd, we are sharing a collection of titles to promote education about the importance of freedom of the press.

The Times
How the Newspaper of Record Survived Scandal, Scorn, and the Transformation of Journalism
A sweeping behind-the-scenes look at the last four turbulent decades of “the paper of record,” The New York Times, as it confronted world-changing events, internal scandals, and faced the existential threat of the internet.
$35.00 US
Sep 26, 2023
592 Pages

Project Censored's State of the Free Press 2024

Highlighting the year’s most significant independent journalism—including reports on toxic chemicals, climate disinformation, and union victories—Project Censored’s State of the Free Press 2024 illuminates issues and raises voices that the establishment press have throttled.

$18.95 US
Dec 05, 2023
272 Pages
Seven Stories Press

Crisis of Conscience
Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud

In Crisis of Conscience, Tom Mueller traces the rise of whistleblowing through a series of riveting cases drawn from the worlds of healthcare and other businesses, Wall Street, and Washington.

$24.00 US
Sep 29, 2020
608 Pages
Riverhead Books

The Media and Me
A Guide to Critical Media Literacy for Young People

From foundations in critical thinking skills to practical tools and real-life perspectives, this book empowers students to be independent media users.

$18.95 US
Dec 27, 2022
272 Pages
Triangle Square

It's What I Do
A Photographer's Life of Love and War

Watching uprisings unfold and people fight to the death for their freedom, Lynsey Addario understands that as a photojournalist she is documenting not only news but also the fate of societies. It’s What I Do is more than just a snapshot of life on the front lines; it is witness to the human cost of war.

$18.00 US
Nov 08, 2016
368 Pages
Penguin Books

The Secret Life of Videocassettes in Iran

In 1983, the Iranian government banned the personal use of home video technology. In Underground, Blake Atwood recounts how in response to the ban, technology enthusiasts, cinephiles, entrepreneurs, and everyday citizens forged an illegal but complex underground system for video distribution.

$35.00 US
Sep 28, 2021
264 Pages
The MIT Press

The Presidents vs. the Press
The Endless Battle between the White House and the Media--from the Founding Fathers to Fake News

Acclaimed scholar Harold Holzer examines the dual rise of the American presidency and the media that shaped it. From Washington to Trump, he chronicles the disputes and distrust between these core institutions that define the United States of America, revealing that the essence of their confrontation is built into the fabric of the nation.

$20.00 US
Aug 24, 2021
592 Pages

She Said
Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement
The instant New York Times bestseller from the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment and abuse.
$18.00 US
Jun 30, 2020
320 Pages
Penguin Books

On All Fronts
The Education of a Journalist

The recipient of multiple Peabody and Murrow awards, Clarissa Ward is a world-renowned conflict reporter. With multiple assignments in Syria, Gaza, Ukraine, and Afghanistan, Ward, who speaks seven languages, has been based in Baghdad, Beirut, Beijing, and Moscow. On All Fronts is the riveting account of Ward’s singular career and of journalism in this age of extremism.

$18.00 US
Sep 07, 2021
352 Pages
Penguin Books