Victor Navasky | Columbia Journalism School

Victor Navasky

George T. Delacorte Professor in Magazine Journalism Emeritus

Victor Navasky chairs the Columbia Journalism Review. He was the George Delacorte Professor of Magazine Journalism at the Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he directed the Delacorte Center of Magazines. He has served as editor, publisher and now publisher emeritus of The Nation, which he joined in 1978.

In the 1970’s he served as an editor on The New York Times Magazine. In the 1960’s he was founding editor and publisher of Monocle, a “leisurely quarterly of political satire” (that meant it came out twice a year). His books include Kennedy Justice, Naming Names which won a National Book Award, and (with Christopher Cerf) The Experts Speak: The Definitive Guide to Authoritative Misinformation and also Mission Accomplished! Or How We Won the War In Iraq, A Matter of Opinion, which won the 2005 George Polk Book Award and the 2006 Ann M. Sperber Prize, and of which The New York Times wrote, “Anybody who has ever dreamed of starting a magazine, or worried that the country is losing the ability to speak seriously to itself, should read A Matter of Opinion…”.

Navasky is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Most recently he has published The Art of Making Magazines: On Being an Editor and Other Views for the Industry edited by Victor S. Navasky and Evan Cornog, and The Art of Controversy: Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power (Knopf, 2013).