Join our Book Club

This is a new experiment from Solution Set.

Sign up for updates and please share your thoughts and feedback.

Welcome to the Solution Set News Book Club. Every few weeks, we read and discuss a book together as a community on a topic related to journalism. It could be a book that’s specifically about news, or it could focus on related topics such as culture change, community building, innovation, and more. I want to give you as many ways as possible to participate, so you’ll be able to join the conversation via Twitter, Slack, email newsletter, and Zoom call. Scroll down a bit for details on how to join each channel.

We’re currently reading “The Content Trap: A Strategist’s Guide to Digital Change” by Bharat Anand.

You can purchase copies of the book via IndieBound, Amazon, or from your local bookstore or library.

Each cycle, we have a host who picks three books, which are then voted on by the community. Our current host is David Grant, who was most recently associate publisher of the Christian Science Monitor. He now leads Facebook’s journalism accelerator program.

Here’s how you can join the conversation about “The Content Trap”:

• Twitter: On Twitter, we’ll use the hashtag #NewsBookClub to chat about the book.

• Slack: We have a small but growing Slack community. So far, we’ve mostly just introduced ourselves and shared possible books for future issues, but I’m eager to begin discussing “The Content Trap” there. You can sign up here.

• Zoom call: On Wednesday May 1 at 1 p.m. EDT/10 a.m. PDT we’ll be holding a Zoom call to discuss any thoughts, insights, or questions you may have about the book. Our host, David Grant, will join us for that conversation. You can add the call to your Google Calendar, and I’ll send out reminders as the date gets closer

• Newsletter: I’ll send out regular updates to this newsletter list with highlights from the discussions on the other platforms along with other bits of news and information about the Book Club.

This book club is very much an experiment. Please feel free to share any thoughts or feedback as we progress at  [email protected]