Newsday Names ‘Dying Words’ One of Year’s Best Books

Newsday book critic Tom Beer put our most recent title on his list of best books about journalism. Here’s what he wrote…

DYING WORDS: The AIDS Reporting of Jeff Schmalz and How It Transformed The New York Times, by Samuel G. Freedman with Kerry Donahue. This book, along with a companion documentary on Public Radio Exchange, remembers the Times reporter whose own AIDS diagnosis led to his groundbreaking and sometimes deeply personal coverage of the disease in the early 1990s. (CUNY Journalism Press, $20)

Here’s Tom’s full list.

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