100 Works of Journalism In the United States
As selected by
Madeleine Blais, Alan Brinkley, David Brinkley, Lydia
Chavez, Karen Durbin, Clay Felker, Jeff Greenfield, Pete Hamill, Mary
McGrory, Nancy Maynard, Eric Newton, Dorothy Rabinowitz, Gene Roberts,
Morley Safer, David Shaw, George Will and Ben Yagoda;
And the New York University Journalism faculty: David Dent, Todd Gitlin, Lamar Graham, Brooke Kroeger, Susie Linfield, Michael Ludlum, Robert Manoff, Anne Matthews, Pamela Newkirk, Michael Norman, Richard Petrow, Mary Quigley, Marcia Rock, Jay Rosen, Stephen Solomon, Mitchell Stephens, Carol Sternhell, Jane Stone and Ellen Willis.
|1.||John Hersey. "Hiroshima." Entire issue of The New Yorker. 1946|
|2.||Rachel Carson. "Silent Spring." Book. 1962|
|3.||Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Watergate investigations for the Washington Post. 1972-73|
|4.||Edward R. Murrow. "This is London . . ." radio reports for CBS on the German bombing of London. 1940|
|5.||Ida Tarbell. "The History of the Standard Oil Company" investigation. In McClure's magazine. 1902-1904.|
|6.||Lincoln Steffens. "The Shame of the Cities" investigation. In McClure's magazine. 1902-1904|
|7.||7. John Reed. "Ten Days That Shook the World." Book. 1919|
|8.||H.L. Mencken. Coverage of the Scopes "monkey" trial. In the Baltimore Sun. 1925|
|9.||Ernie Pyle. Reports from Europe and the Pacific during World War II for the Scripps-Howard newspapers. 1940-45|
R. Murrow and Fred Friendly. See It Now CBS television documentary
taking on Senator Joseph McCarthy. 1954
|11.||Edward R. Murrow, David Lowe and Fred Friendly. CBS Reports television documentary "Harvest of Shame." 1960|
Hersh. Investigation of massacre committed by American soldiers
at My Lai in Vietnam. For Dispatch News Service. 1969
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|
Hampton. "Eyes on the Prize." Documentary. 1987
Wolfe. "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test." Book. 1968
Mailer. "The Armies of the Night." Book. 1968
|20.||Hannah Arendt. "Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil." Collected articles. 1963|
William Shirer. "Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent,
1939-1941." Book. 1941
Capote. "In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and
Its Consequences." Book. 1965
Didion. "Slouching Towards Bethlehem." Collected articles. 1968
Wolfe. "The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby." Collected
Herr. "Dispatches." Book. 1977
White. "The Making of the President: 1960." Book. 1961
Capa. Ten photographs from D-Day. 1944
Anthony Lukas. "Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives
of Three American Families." Book. 1985
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|
John Steinbeck. Reports on Okie migrant camp life for the San
Francisco News. 1936
Liebling. "The Road Back to Paris." Collected articles. 1944
Hemingway. Reports on the Spanish Civil War. In the New Republic.
Martha Gellhorn. "The Face of War." Collected articles. 1959
James Baldwin. "The Fire Next Time." Book. 1963
Mitchell. "Up in the Old Hotel and Other Stories." Collection
of much older articles. 1992
Betty Friedan. "The Feminine Mystique." Book. 1963
Nader. "Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American
Automobile." Book. 1965
(Herbert Block). Cartoons on "McCarthyism." In the Washington
|40.||James Baldwin. "Letter from the South: Nobody Knows My Name." In the Partisan Review. 1959|
Cong Ut. Photograph of a burning girl running from a napalm attack.
For the Associated Press. 1972
Kael. "Trash, Art, and the Movies." In Harper's. 1969
Talese. "Fame and Obscurity: Portraits by Gay Talese." Collected
Shilts. Reports on AIDS for the San Francisco Chronicle. 1981-85
Flanner (Genet). "Paris Journals" chronicling of Paris's emergence
from the Occupation. In The New Yorker. 1944-45
Sheehan. "A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in
Vietnam." Book. 1988
J. Liebling. "The Wayward Pressman." Collected articles. 1947
Wolfe. "The Right Stuff." Book. 1979
Kempton. "America Comes of Middle Age: Columns 1950-1962." Collected
Kempton. "Part of Our Time: Some Ruins and Monuments of the Thirties."
L. Barlett and James B. Steele. "America: What Went Wrong?" Series
in Philadelphia Inquirer.1991
Branch. "Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63."
Salisbury. Reporting from the Soviet Union for the New York Times.
|54.||John McPhee. "The John McPhee Reader." Collected articles. 1976|
Live television broadcast of Army-McCarthy hearings. 1954
Wiseman. "Titicut Follies." Documentary. 1967
David Remnick. "Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire."
Ben Cramer. "What It Takes: The Way to the White House." Book.
Schell. "The Fate of the Earth." Book. 1982
|60.||Russell Baker. "Francs and Beans." In the New York Times. 1975|
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
Hecht. "1001 Afternoons in Chicago." Collected articles. 1922
Cronkite. CBS television documentary on Vietnam. 1968
Lippmann. Early essays for the New Republic. 1914
Bourke-White. Photographs following the defeat of Germany. For
Life magazine. 1945
Lillian Ross. "Reporting." Collected articles. 1964
Nicholas Lemann. "The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration
and How It Changed America." Book. 1991
Joe Rosenthal. Photograph of Marines raising a U.S. flag on Mount
Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima. For the Associated Press.
Carter, Jr. "Go for Broke." Editorial in Carter's Delta Democrat-Times
(Greenville, MS). 1945
New Yorker. "The New Yorker Book of War Pieces." Collected articles.
Berger. Report on the murderer Howard Unruh. In the New York Times.
Mailer. "The Executioner's Song." Book. 1979
Capa. Spanish Civil War photos for Life. 1936
Sontag. "Notes on 'Camp'." In the Partisan Review. 1964
Woodward and Carl Bernstein. "All the President's Men." Book.
|76.||John Hersey. "Here To Stay." Collected articles. 1963|
Liebling. "The Earl of Louisiana." Book. 1961
Davis. "City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles."
Melissa Fay Greene. "Praying for Sheetrock." Book. 1991
|80.||J. Anthony Lukas. "The Two Worlds of Linda Fitzpatrick." In the New York Times. 1967|
Herbert Bayard Swope. "Klan Exposed." In the New York World. 1921
Allen White. "To an Anxious Friend." In the Emporia (Kansas) Gazette.
|83.||Edward R. Murrow. Report of the liberation of Buchenwald for CBS radio. 1945|
Mitchell. "McSorley's Wonderful Saloon." Collected articles. 1943
Ross. "Picture." Book. 1952
Brown. Series of articles on race for Harper's and Life magazines.
Marcus. "Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music."
Safer. Report for CBS television on atrocities committed by American
soldiers on the hamlet of Cam Ne in Vietnam. 1965
Poston. Coverage of the "Little Scottsboro" trial. In the New
York Post. 1949
Dash. "Rosa Lee's Story." Series in the Washington Post. 1994
Kramer. "Europeans." Collected articles. 1988
Adams and Vo Suu. Associated Press photograph and NBC television
footage of a Saigon execution. 1968
Rice. "Notre Dame's 'Four Horsemen'." In the New York Herald-Tribune.
Kramer. "The Politics of Memory: Looking for Germany in the New
Germany." Collected articles. 1996
McCourt. "Angela's Ashes." Book. 1996
Sheean. "Personal History." Book. 1935
DuBois. Columns on race during his tenure as editor of The Crisis.
Runyon. Crime reporting in the New York American. 1926
McGinniss. "The Selling of the President 1968." Book. 1969
|100.||Hunter S. Thompson. "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail." Book. 1973|