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.

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.

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