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Columbia Journalism Review is published by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Dean
Steve Coll


Chairman
Victor Navasky


Editor-in-Chief
Elizabeth Spayd

Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Brent Cunningham

Associate Editor/Production Editor
Christie Chisholm

Associate Editor
Kira Goldenberg

Staff Writers
Ryan Chittum, Liz Cox Barrett, Alexis Sobel Fitts, Greg Marx, Michael Meyer, Dean Starkman
Chris Ip, Lene Bech Sillesen, David Uberti (Delacorte Fellows)

Contributing Editors
Ben Adler, James Boylan, Julia M. Klein, Trudy Lieberman, Judith Matloff, Douglas McCollam, Justin Peters, Cristine Russell, Scott Sherman

Interns
Julie Fromowitz, Fiona Lowenstein, Gabriel Rosenberg


General Manager
Dennis Giza

Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships
David Kellogg

Business Development
Christopher Wiss

Business Manager
Marietta Bell

Communications Manager
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Circulation
Collins Circulation Group: Paula Collins


Editorial & Identity Design
Point Five, NY: Alissa Levin, Benjamin Levine, Nathan Eames, Alena Jaffe

Website Design
Hazan+Company: Randi Hazan

Website Development & Strategy
Michael Murphy, Dean Pajevic, Jen Braun

Darts & Laurels Illustrations
Asaf Hanuka


Board of Overseers
Neil Barsky (chairman), Stephen Adler, Emily Bell, Nathan S. Collier, Sheila Coronel, Howard W. French, Wade Greene, Alex Jutkowitz, Joan Konner, Eric Lax, Kenneth Lerer, Steven Lipin, Craig Newmark, Michael Oreskes, John Paton, Josh Reibel, Randall Rothenberg, Michael Schudson, Richard Snyder, Laurel Touby


Major Funders
Major funders for CJR and CJR.org include non-faculty members of the Board of Overseers and the Maria Moors Cabot Fund, The Commonwealth Fund, The Harnisch Foundation, Kingsford Capital Management, Peter Lowy, Martin & Brown Foundation, Omidyar Network, Open Society Foundations, The Saul and Janice Poliak Center for the Study of First Amendment Issues, Rockefeller Family & Associates, M & T Weiner Foundation, The Robert R. McCormick Foundation, and The Schumann Foundation, as well as CJR’s Leadership Council, including James H. Ottaway Jr. and R. Ted Weschler

Columbia Journalism Review (USPS 0804-780) (ISSN 0010-194X) is published bimonthly.

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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