After the news came out late Friday that Columbia Journalism Review is “having a rough time right now” and letting editors go, I wondered how the University of Maryland’s American Journalism Review is doing. I asked Philip Merrill College of Journalism dean Lucy Dalglish about the publication’s future and she replied:
We’ve had a faculty and alumni task force working on issues related to the future of AJR since I arrived last fall. Lots of conversations, no announcements at this point.
Obviously, we have many of the same issues facing CJR, although AJR’s operations have been much leaner for quite some time. The philanthropy model of the journalism reviews is incredibly hard to sustain, as you know.