Every couple months or so, the News Book Club meets to 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. Each cycle, a new host will select a few book options, and we’ll all vote on one to read together. 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.
Once we pick a book, we’ll read it and discuss it on a number of platforms. Here’s how you can join each aspect of the conversation:
• Twitter: On Twitter, we’ll use the hashtag #NewsBookClub to chat about the books.
• Slack: There is a small Slack community that has an ongoing conversation about the book we’re reading. You can join us here.
• Zoom call: We’re going to hold a Zoom call once per book cycle to facilitate a discussion on what we all read and share thoughts, insights, and questions. You can add the call to your Google Calendar, and I’ll send out reminders as the date gets closer.
• Newsletter: If you’d like regular updates about the Book Club, including highlights from discussions on other platforms. You can sign up below.
Previous News Book Club books
• There’s No Crying in Newsrooms: What women have learned about what it takes to lead by Kristin Gardy Gilger and Julia Wallace. (Nov. 2019)
• Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist’s Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America by Dorothy Butler Gilliam (Aug. 2019)
• Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg (June 2019)
• The Content Trap: A Strategist’s Guide to Digital Change by Bharat Anand. (May 2019)