Our Mission

Columbia Global Reports is a publishing imprint that’s producing four to six ambitious works of journalism and analysis a year, each on a different underreported story in the world. Subscriptions are available here.

We commission authors to do original on-site reporting around the globe, and aim to combine the immediacy and narrative power of journalism with the intellectual ambition and acuity of scholarship. The books are on a wide range of political, financial, scientific, and cultural topics—stories and ideas that matter.

Each book is novella-length, published in affordable paperback and e-book editions. Our books offer new ways to look at and understand the world that can be read in a few hours. Most readers are curious and busy. Our books are for them.

“A series that aims to give fresh views of global issues in just a few hours’ reading.” —Financial Times
“Offering books on the greatest issues of the day in an accessible, even exciting, form.” Porchlight
“Could a university be the savior longform journalism has been looking for?” —Columbia Journalism Review
“After five years and 20 titles, Columbia Global Reports has found a successful formula: it allows top authors to take on big, timely subjects in short, accessible books.”Publishers Weekly
“An incredible, interesting and illuminating list of authors and books. I am always amazed at the great variety of timely topics and the expert authors each year all in a format that is entertaining, accessible and informative for a wide audience.” —Ronan O’ Malley, Director of Programs, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston

Underreported with Nicholas Lemann