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Sunday, March 12, 2006

The Top 100 Journalism Works

in case i lose the list. i forgot who came up with it. 1. John Hersey -- "Hiroshima" Publisher -- New Yorker 2. Rachel Carson -- "Silent Spring" Publisher -- Book 3. Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein Title or subject -- Investigation of the Watergate break in Publisher -- Washington Post 4. Edward R. Murrow Title or subject -- Battle of Britain Publisher -- CBS radio 5. Ida Tarbell Title or subject -- "The History of the Standard Oil Company" Publisher -- McClure's magazine 6. Lincoln Steffens Title or subject -- "The Shame of the Cities" Publisher -- McClure's 7. John Reed Title or subject -- "Ten Days That Shook the World" Publisher -- Book 8. H. L. Mencken Title or subject -- Scopes "monkey" trial Publisher -- Baltimore Sun 9. Ernie Pyle Title or subject -- Reports from Europe and the Pacific during World War II Publisher -- Scripps-Howard newspapers 10. Edward R. Murrow, Fred Friendly Title or subject -- Investigation of Sen. Joseph McCarthy Publisher -- CBS (pg. C1) 11. Edward R. Murrow, David Lowe and Fred Friendly. CBS Reports television documentary "Harvest of Shame." 1960 12. Seymour Hersh. Investigation of massacre committed by American soldiers at My Lai in Vietnam. For Dispatch News Service. 1969 13. The New York Times. Publication of the Pentagon Papers. 1971 14. James Agee and Walker Evans. "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men." Book. 1941 15. W. E. B. DuBois. "The Souls of Black Folk." Collected articles. 1903 16. I. F. Stone. I.F. Stone's Weekly. 1953-67 17. Henry Hampton. "Eyes on the Prize." Documentary. 1987 18. Tom Wolfe. "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test." Book. 1968 19. Norman Mailer. "The Armies of the Night." Book. 1968 20. Hannah Arendt. "Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil." Collected articles. 1963 21. William Shirer. "Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent, 1939-1941." Collected articles. 1941 22. Truman Capote. "In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences." Book. 1965 23. Joan Didion. "Slouching Towards Bethlehem." Collected articles. 1968 24. Tom Wolfe. "The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby." Collected articles. 1965 25. Michael Herr. "Dispatches." Book. 1977 26. Theodore White. "The Making of the President: 1960." Book. 1961 27. Robert Capa. Ten photographs from D-Day. 1944 28. J. Anthony Lukas. "Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families." Book. 1985 29. Richard Harding Davis. Coverage of German march into Belgium. For the Wheeler Syndicate and magazines. 1914 30. Dorothy Thompson. Reports on the rise of Hitler in Cosmopolitan and Saturday Evening Post. 1931-34 31. John Steinbeck. Reports on Okie migrant camp life for The San Francisco News. 1936 32. A. J. Liebling. "The Road Back to Paris." Collected articles. 1944 33. Ernest Hemingway. Reports on the Spanish Civil War in The New Republic. 1937-38 34. Martha Gellhorn. "The Face of War." Collected articles. 1959 35. James Baldwin. "The Fire Next Time." Book. 1963 36. Joseph Mitchell. "Up in the Old Hotel and Other Stories." Collection of much older articles. 1992 37. Betty Friedan. "The Feminine Mystique." Book. 1963 38. Ralph Nader. "Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile." Book. 1965 39. Herblock (Herbert Block). Cartoons on "McCarthyism." In The Washington Post. 1950 40. James Baldwin. "Letter from the South: Nobody Knows My Name." In The Partisan Review. 1959 41. Huynh Cong Ut. Photograph of a burning girl running from a napalm attack. For The Associated Press. 1972 42. Pauline Kael. "Trash, Art, and the Movies." In Harper's. 1969 43. Gay Talese. "Fame and Obscurity: Portraits by Gay Talese." Collected articles. 1970 44. Randy Shilts. Reports on AIDS for The San Francisco Chronicle. 1981-85 45. Janet Flanner (Genet). "Paris Journals" chronicling Paris's emergence from the Occupation. In The New Yorker. 1944-45 46. Neil Sheehan. "A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam." Book. 1988 47. A. J. Liebling. "The Wayward Pressman." Collected articles. 1947 48. Tom Wolfe. "The Right Stuff." Book. 1979 49. Murray Kempton. "America Comes of Middle Age: Columns 1950-1962." Collected articles. 1963 50. Murray Kempton. "Part of Our Time: Some Ruins and Monuments of the Thirties." Book. 1955 51. Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele. "America: What Went Wrong?" Series in The Philadelphia Inquirer. 1991 52. Taylor Branch. "Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63." Book. 1988 53. Harrison Salisbury. Reporting from the Soviet Union for The New York Times. 1949- 54. John McPhee. "The John McPhee Reader." Collected articles. 1976 55. ABC. Live television broadcast of Army-McCarthy hearings. 1954 56. Frederick Wiseman. "Titicut Follies." Documentary. 1967 57. David Remnick. "Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire." Book. 1993 58. Richard Ben Cramer. "What It Takes: The Way to the White House." Book. 1992 59. Jonathan Schell. "The Fate of the Earth." Book. 1982 60. Russell Baker. "Francs and Beans." In The New York Times. 1975 61. Homer Bigart. Account of being over Japan in a bomber when World War II came to an end. In The New York Herald-Tribune. 1945 62. Ben Hecht. "1,001 Afternoons in Chicago." Collected articles. 1922 63. Walter Cronkite. CBS television documentary on Vietnam. 1968 64. Walter Lippmann. Early essays for The New Republic. 1914 65. Margaret Bourke-White. Photographs following the defeat of Germany. For Life magazine. 1945 66. Lillian Ross. "Reporting." Collected articles. 1964 67. Nicholas Lemann. "The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America." Book. 1991 68. Joe Rosenthal. Photograph of Marines raising an American flag on Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima. For The Associated Press. 1945 69. Hodding Carter Jr. "Go for Broke." Editorial in Carter's Delta Democrat-Times (Greenville, Miss.). 1945 70. The New Yorker. "The New Yorker Book of War Pieces." Collected articles. 1947 71. Meyer Berger. Report on the murderer Howard Unruh. In The New York Times. 1949 72. Norman Mailer. "The Executioner's Song." Book. 1979 73. Robert Capa. Spanish Civil War photos for Life. 1936 74. Susan Sontag. Notes on 'Camp. In The Partisan Review. 1964 75. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. "All the President's Men." Book. 1974 76. John Hersey. "Here To Stay." Collected articles. 1963 77. A. J. Liebling. "The Earl of Louisiana." Book. 1961 78. Mike Davis. "City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles." Book. 1990 79. Melissa Fay Greene. "Praying for Sheetrock." Book. 1991 80. J. Anthony Lukas. "The Two Worlds of Linda Fitzpatrick." In The New York Times. 1967 81. Herbert Bayard Swope. "Klan Exposed." In The New York World. 1921 82. William Allen White. "To an Anxious Friend." In The Emporia (Kan.) Gazette. 1922 83. Edward R. Murrow. Report of the liberation of Buchenwald for CBS radio. 1945 84. Joseph Mitchell. "McSorley's Wonderful Saloon." Collected articles. 1943 85. Lillian Ross. "Picture." Book. 1952 86. Earl Brown. Series of articles on race for Harper's and Life magazines. 1942-44 87. Greil Marcus. "Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music." Book. 1975 88. Morley Safer. Report for CBS television on atrocities committed by American soldiers on the hamlet of Cam Ne in Vietnam. 1965 89. Ted Poston. Coverage of the "Little Scottsboro" trial. In The New York Post. 1949 90. Leon Dash. "Rosa Lee's Story." Series in The Washington Post. 1994 91. Jane Kramer. "Europeans." Collected articles. 1988 92. Eddie Adams and Vo Suu. Associated Press photograph and NBC television footage of a Saigon execution. 1968 93. Grantland Rice. "Notre Dame's 'Four Horsemen'." In The New York Herald-Tribune. 1924 94. Jane Kramer. "The Politics of Memory: Looking for Germany in the New Germany." Collected articles. 1996 95. Frank McCourt. "Angela's Ashes." Book. 1996 96. Vincent Sheean. "Personal History." Book. 1935 97. W. E. B. DuBois. Columns on race during his tenure as editor of The Crisis. 1910-34 98. Damon Runyon. Crime reporting in The New York American. 1926 99. Joe McGinniss. "The Selling of the President 1968." Book. 1969 100. Hunter S. Thompson. "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail." Book. 1973

1 Comments:

At 4/02/2006 09:03:00 AM, Blogger JB said...

W. E. B. DuBois, one of the founders of the NAACP. He favored light colers balcks over dark colored blacks. He hated Hurston's writing as well. I don't get this dude!

 

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