On the e-mail discussion list for the Journalism Education Association, a teacher asked for guidance on book reviews for beginning journalism students. Since the school has a 30-minute required reading class each day, members of the faculty suggested that the newspaper publish some suggestions for books students might select.
What a great idea. The traditional idea would probably be to publish several reviews as 300-word stories, put a few cover shots to accompany the reviews and call it a day. I responded with the suggestions below, which I have expanded here.