The Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) announced today that Cyndi Stivers has been named its editor-in-chief. Until recently, Stivers was managing editor of EW.com, the Entertainment Weekly Website. During her three-year tenure, the site doubled its audience and received more than a dozen industry accolades, including a Media Vanguard Award from Advertising Age for EW‘s Must List iPad app.
Prior to that, Stivers was the founding editor-in-chief and president of Time Out New York.
“Since my very first newspaper job, I have been fascinated by the evolution of our craft and the advances technology has made possible,” Stivers said. “I am sure CJR will reflect that dynamism, and a true sense of possibility. I look forward to working with editor Mike Hoyt and the team he has built to bring CJR to new heights.”