Some books that belong in the yearbook room
Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE
If you haven’t wandered over to the Idea File area in a couple days, take a look at this story that was posted last week by good friend of the Yearbooks Blog – retired Florida adviser Anne Whitt.
One of the best ways to teach the craft to all the aspiring journalists in your classroom is to encourage reading. Whitt provides a list of 20 or so autobiographies and memoirs that provide a historical perspective on journalism.
Ideally, staffers can read books like this and learn some valuable lessons. If nothing else, many of the stories are just fascinating looks at historical events.
What extra books would you keep around the shelves of your journalism room? We’d love to hear some ideas.