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American Journalism Review is published by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

AJR’s mission is to promote excellence and inspire innovation in journalism through original reporting, commentary and smart aggregation on the news media.

AJR operates as an integral part of Maryland’s journalism school, where students play a key role in reporting, writing and producing news for the digital news service.

AJR converted to an all-digital publication in 2013 after nearly four decades as a print magazine. It started life in October 1977 as the Washington Journalism Review. In 1987, its owners donated the magazine to the University of Maryland’s College of Journalism, where it was renamed the American Journalism Review six years later.

For more about the magazine’s history, read “The Life and Times of AJR.”  

Address: Knight Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-8805
Twitter: @AmJourReview

American Journalism Review is published by the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism

Dean and Publisher
Lucy Dalglish

Leslie Walker and Sean Mussenden

Managing Editor
Jody Brannon

Web Developer
Sean Henderson

Video Editor
Bethany Swain

Contribute  AJR is a platform for conversation and commentary about journalism and the news industry; we welcome your contributions. You can submit comments on our articles and Voices posts, send us news story ideas and tips, or drop us a line if you’d like to join our network of freelance commentators.

AJR hosts a network of contributing writers who blog on topics related to news innovation and trends in the news industry. Their work appears in our Voices channel. AJR also publishes news articles from freelancers in our News channel.

To apply to be a contributor in AJR’s Voices channel, please fill out this form.

To pitch an idea for a news story, send an email to

Please join our community on Facebook and Twitter, too, and participate in conversations about media innovation, digital storytelling and entrepreneurship.

Advertising  AJR offers a variety of advertising opportunities and is interested in working with brands to develop new ways to reach our audience.

For information about advertising opportunities on AJR,  contact Leslie Walker (

Donations AJR welcomes support for its important editorial mission. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution.

Inquiries about ways to contribute should be sent to the American Journalism Review, Knight Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 20742. Checks should be payable to “The University of Maryland Foundation.”


To search for articles that appeared in the print magazine and on the web prior to July 2013, visit the American Journalism Review Archive.

To search for articles published after AJR converted to an all-digital publication in the fall of 2013, use the search icon on the menu bar above.