The Mission

"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

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.