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Textbook prices take me back (updated w/ comment)

December 20, 2010

So I came across this book called “The New Journalist: Roles, Skills, and Critical Thinking” by Paul Benedetti, Tim Currie, and Kim Kierans.

The Tyee describes it thusly: “The ultimate Canadian guide to the shifting news media game and how to be a player.”

Sounds like an interesting read, right? It may be. I’d love to see what it has to say about community journalism, but I’m sure as hell not going to pay $59. That’s how much this 348 page book costs. And on the website, review copies are only doled out to those professors who might want to assign the book for class.

You know how you get older and as you do so, you forget the maddening parts of college and focus on all the drinking? Well, a $59 price tag for a book on journalist brings all that frustration at crazy-ass book prices right back. Thanks Emond Montgomery Publications.

P.S. If they read this and want to give me a book, I’ll gladly retract my snide comments.

Andrea comments:

The alternative is to hop a plane to Halifax, put on some flannel and pretend to be a University of King’s College j-school student, and sneak into one of Currie’s or Kierans’ classes and start asking unrelated questions.

…actually, that would probably be a lot of fun, now that I’ve said it. Road trip?

(A former King’s student, in case you can’t tell.)

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  1. Andrea
    December 20, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    The alternative is to hop a plane to Halifax, put on some flannel and pretend to be a University of King’s College j-school student, and sneak into one of Currie’s or Kierans’ classes and start asking unrelated questions.

    …actually, that would probably be a lot of fun, now that I’ve said it. Road trip?

    (A former King’s student, in case you can’t tell.)

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