Former LA Times pub takes over CJR

By: Karim Mostafa First, the logo. Now, the publisher. Things continue to change at the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) which announced April 12 that former Los Angeles Times publisher David Laventhol will succeed Joan Konner as publisher of the magazine.
Effective July 1, Laventhol will be
the first publisher of CJR who has not been dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Konner, whom Laventhol succeeds, served as dean of the prestigious journalism school from 1988 to 1996 but stayed on as publisher of the 30,000-circulation bimonthly. She will remain at Columbia as a member of the school's faculty.
Laventhol's appointment marks the bimonthly's attempt to adapt to the ever-growing number of contributors in the media criticism debate, with newer magazines such as American Journalism Review and Brill's Content.
According to The Associated Press, CJR's editor, Marshall Loeb, says readers will see changes in the magazines sometime next year.
Laventhol says he plans to "make the review even more valuable in the context of the world of rapid change that today's journalists live in."
Laventhol told The New York Times that his departure last year from Times Mirror Co. was partially due to Parkinson's disease. He said successful treatment was behind his decision to return to work.
Laventhol, 65, also served as publisher and editor of Long Island, N.Y., Newsday and president of Times Mirror Co. He served as a member of the board of directors of AP from 1993 to 1996 and on the Pulitzer Prize board for nine years. He chaired the Pulitzer board in 1993.

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