"4 Books Every Journalist Should Read" by Josh Mankiewicz
- All the President's Men by Bob Woodward is pretty much the definitive book on pursuing a big story. It's true but reads like a novel.
- The Making of the President 1960 by Theodore White changed political journalism and made every political reporter start focusing on 'process' stories instead of telling voters how their lives would change if a candidate were elected.
- The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien and Dispatches by Michael Herr are two books that together will help you understand Vietnam and how it changed America, probably forever.
**Josh Mankiewicz is a Dateline correspondent based in Los Angeles. He began reporting for Dateline in February 1995, and since then, he has contributed a mix of breaking news stories, news analysis, investigative reports and clever features to the broadcast. (Bio courtesy of NBC) To connect with Josh, you can find him on Twitter.
This is a reprint of a post originally published on November 20, 2013.