CQ Press, an imprint of SAGE Publishing, is the premier publisher of books, directories, periodicals, and electronic products on American government and politics, with an expanding list in international affairs and journalism and mass communication. CQ Press consistently ranks among the top commercial publishers in terms of quality, as evidenced by the numerous awards its products have won over the years.
CQ Researcher, a print and online periodical covering today's most debated social and political issues, won the ABA Silver Gavel Award in 2002 for its series on liberty and justice. The Society of Professional Journalists honored the publication with a Sigma Delta Chi Award of Excellence in 2000 for a series on health care.
In 2002 the CQ Press Library Reference Group (now the Reference Information Group)--renowned for authoritative print references considered indispensable to libraries nationwide--launched the CQ Electronic Library (CQEL), which has subsequently grown into a suite of four online periodicals and five online reference databases. Since its introduction, CQEL has received outstanding reviews from library industry press. Three of the CQEL modules have earned the title "Best New Electronic Product in the Social Sciences" awarded by the Association of American Publishers' Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division (PSP). Today, CQEL is the definitive resource for researching American government, politics, political history, public policy, and current affairs.
The CQ Press College Publishing Group has been highly successful in the publication of political science textbooks, combining innovative titles with well-known classics, all of which maintain CQ Press' high standards of quality and distinction. The group has long been a leading publisher of several bestselling American government titles, and has recently expanded its offerings to include works on public administration, international studies, and journalism and mass communication.
CQ Press, originally of Congressional Quarterly, owes its existence to Nelson Poynter, former publisher of the St. Petersburg Times, and his wife Henrietta, with whom he founded Congressional Quarterly in 1945. Poynter established CQ with the mission of promoting democracy through education and in 1975 founded the Modern Media Institute, renamed the Poynter Institute for Media Studies after his death. The Poynter Institute (www.poynter.org) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to training journalists and media leaders.
In May 2008, CQ Press was acquired by SAGE, a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965 SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas, including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. A privately owned corporation, SAGE has offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and Singapore, in addition to the Washington DC office of CQ Press.