American Journalism Review to stop publishing after 38 years

    The American Journalism Review will stop publishing online, bringing to an end 38 years of reporting on the news media.

    Lucy Dalglish, dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, which published the magazine, announced the closing Friday on the college’s website.

    AJR, which once published 11 print editions a year, cut back to three times and year and ceased print publication in 2013, according to its website.

    The magazine, founded in 1977 by American University graduate student Roger Kranz, was first published as the Washington Journalism Review.

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    In 1987, journalism college dean Reese Cleghorn took over control of the magazine. It was renamed the American Journalism Review in 1993.

    Dalglish says the AJR website and its archives will remain available online.

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