Columbia Journalism School

David Hajdu


David  Hajdu

Associate Professor

David Hajdu has been writing on the arts for more than thirty years.  In January 2015, he was named the music critic for The Nation.  He has written extensively for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, and The New York Review of Books, as well as The New Republic, where he served as music critic for 12 years until joining The Nation.

Hajdu’s articles and essays have been anthologized in many books, including Best American Magazine Writing, Best Music Writing, The New York Times Arts and Culture Reader, and Best American Comics Criticism.  Hajdu has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award, and he served for nine years as a top editor of Entertainment Weekly magazine.

Read his blog at The New Republic
Listen to Prof. Hajdu on BlogTalkRadio


Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
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