The other day, a young reporter asked, “Sir, can you suggest some books that I should read?”
The question at once underscored two things. One, how little our journalism schools and colleges inculcate the reading habit in journalism students. And two, how little information there is out there for an eager journalist to pursue her interest.
There was a third point that came across in the question. Namely, how we journalists are still to learn to make optimum use of the internet. There are thousands of websites offering reading lists. That we should still ask reveals a little.
Nevertheless, Sans Serif is pleased to unveil a reasonably comprehensive but unapologetically subjective list of books that journalists and soon-to-be journalists may like to read. The only consideration in their selection is their readability.
Click on the “What You Should Read” button on the left for the full text.