A banner year for Columbia Journalism Review
MAY 26, 2022

Over the past year, CJR published an outstanding politics issue, its first-ever all digital issue, and an anthology that honors its 60 years of journalism coverage. We are so proud to announce that our work together has earned significant recognition.


National Magazine Awards
For the three issues published this year, CJR was named a finalist for a National Magazine Award in General Excellence, the most prestigious honor given by the American Society of Magazine Editors. 


SPD Awards
The Existential Issue is a Medal Finalist in this year’s Society of Publication Designers (SPD) awards, for custom design (editorial package).

We also received two Merit awards: one for the Politics Issue (Entire Issue—Print), and one for Aboubacar Kante’s photography feature in The Existential Issue.

Aboubacar Kante


Anthem Awards
The Disinformation Issue (published in 2019) was named Best Publication in the Responsible Technology category in the inaugural Anthem Awards. This award, which recognizes social impact, is the newest initiative of the Webby Awards and winners are selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. 

Jackie Ferrentino


The Webby’s
The Existential Issue was named a Webby Nominee in the category of Best Writing—Editorial. 

Julie Murphy



About CJR
Published by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism since 1961, CJR’s mission is to be the intellectual leader in the rapidly changing world of journalism. It is the most respected voice on press criticism, and it shapes the ideas that make media leaders and journalists smarter about their work. CJR is an essential venue not just for journalists, but also for the thousands of professionals in communications, technology, academia, and other fields reliant on solid media industry knowledge.

Point Five is proud to provide overall creative direction to Columbia Journalism Review, as well as design and art direction for each issue.