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The Decline Of The Columbia Journalism Review

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Hanna Panreck Contributor
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The Columbia Journalism Review has long been considered an arbiter of the profession and a beacon of high standards in a business whose product can vary widely. But several recent controversies have shown their position may be slipping, and that their role as an impartial shot-caller is being compromised by its own business relationships and guidance on reportorial practice.

As a magazine published by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, the CJR aims to “be the intellectual leader in the rapidly changing world of journalism,” according to their website, but has committed some big missteps in recent months, all of which involve their close relationships with liberal activist groups. Let’s take a look at them.