Kyle Pope Named Editor and Publisher of Columbia Journalism Review

Smart hire.

Kyle Pope has been named editor and publisher of Columbia Journalism Review (CJR). Pope comes to CJR from local newspaper publisher Straus News, where he served as editor in chief.

Pope previously worked for The Wall Street Journal for a decade. He also served as The New York Observer’s editor.

In an announcement, Columbia Journalism School dead Steve Coll and CJR chairman and Reuters editor Steve Adler explained that Pope is more than qualified for the job.

“He emerged from a large and strong field of candidates because of his high standards, wide-ranging leadership skills, and experience, his understanding of how technology is upending journalism, and his strong vision for the Review’s role and future amidst change in our profession,” wrote Coll and Adler.