The Mission

Columbia Global Reports is a new 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.

"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

"A series from Columbia University 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." 800-CEO-Read

Could a university be the savior longform journalism has been looking for? Columbia Journalism Review