The best books on Investigative Journalism

1. A Hack’s Progress by Phillip Knightley

2. Berlin Diary by William Shirer

3. Blood and Sand by Frank Gardner

4. Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer

5. Fame and Obscurity by Gay Talese

6. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

7. Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink

8. Floater by Calvin Trillin

9. Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga by Hunter S. Thompson

10. My Trade: A Short History of British Journalism by Andrew Marr

11. Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities by Alexandra Robbins

12. Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number by Jacobo Timerman

13. Reporting by Lillian Ross

14. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

15. Sound Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production by Jonathan Kern

16. Tell Me No Lies: Investigative Journalism and its Triumphs by John Pilger

17. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

18. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

19. The John McPhee Reader by John McPhee

20. The Journalist and the Murderer by Janet Malcolm

21. The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby by Tom Wolfe

22. The Press by A.J. Liebling

23. The Promised Land by Nicholas Lemann

24. The Universal Journalist by David Randall

25. War Reporting For Cowards by Chris Ayres

26. 1,001 Afternoons in Chicago by Ben Hecht

27. Dispatches by Michael Herr

28. Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 by Hunter S. Thompson

29. Scoop by Evelyn Waugh

30. Stick it Up Your Punter!: The Uncut Story of the ‘Sun’ Newspaper by Peter Chippindale & Chris Horrie

31. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

32. The Elements of journalism: What Newspeople Should Known and the Public Should Expect by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosential

33. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

34. The New Journalism by Tom Wolfe

35. Towards the End of the Morning by Michael Frayn

36. Good Times, Bad Times by Harold Evans

37. Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

38. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

39. All the President’s Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward


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