The Columbia Journalism Review has announced the appointment of a new editor and publisher. Taking over in the role starting in September will be Kyle Pope.
Pope is a former TV editor for Inside.com and has covered media for The Wall Street Journal.
“Kyle is a wonderful journalist and editorial leader with wide-ranging experience,” CJR said in its announcement. “He spent a decade as a reporter, foreign correspondent, and editor at The Wall Street Journal before joining Conde Nast’s late Portfolio magazine as deputy editor, where, among other accomplishments, he edited the Michael Lewis cover story that later grew into the book and movie ‘The Big Short.’ He also served as editor in chief of The New York Observer.
“More recently, Kyle has been engaged in local journalism as the editor in chief of hyper-local newspapers in Manhattan, while also editing books and special magazine issues.”