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Editor & Publisher
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EditorNu Yang (September 2019-present)
Former editorsJeff Fleming (2010-2019)
Robert U. Brown (1953-1999)
Greg Mitchell (2002-2009)
Mark Fitzgerald (January 2010-October 2010)
Kristina Ackermann (2010-2013)
Ed Zintel (June 2013-July 2014)
CategoriesJournal
FrequencyMonthly
Circulation12,157
PublisherMike Blinder
First issue1901
CompanyCurated Experiences Group
CountryUnited States
Based inTampa, Florida
LanguageEnglish
WebsiteOfficial website

Editor & Publisher (E&P) is a monthly magazine covering the North American newspaper industry, with editorial offices in Irvine, California and business offices in Tampa, Florida. E&P calls itself "The Authoritative Voice of #NewsPublishing"[1] and lays claim to being "the authoritative journal covering all aspects of the North American newspaper industry, including business, newsroom, advertising, circulation, marketing, technology, online and syndicates."[2] In recent years the magazine has won numerous national awards, including several for its stories on coverage of the Iraq war.

History[edit]

Editor & Publisher traces its beginnings back to 1884, when The Journalist, its weekly predecessor, was founded. Editor & Publisher was born 17 years later and merged with The Journalist in 1907. E&P later acquired Newspaperdom, a trade journal for the newspaper industry that started in 1892. In 1927, E&P merged with another trade paper, The Fourth Estate.[3] E&P was edited by Robert U. Brown from 1953 to 1999.[4]

E&P was purchased in 1999 by VNU Business Media, later renamed the Nielsen Company, which also published Billboard, Adweek, Mediaweek, The Hollywood Reporter and many other business-to-business magazines.[3]

A 2001 survey of 350 newspapers in six states indicated that copy editors and their supervisors were more likely to read E&P than any other magazine in the journalistic trade press, with 80.6% of copy editors and 90.6% of supervisors reporting that they read it either regularly or occasionally.[5]

In December 2009, unable to find a buyer, owner Nielsen Co. decided to shutter the 125-year-old publication in January 2010.[6][7] On January 14, 2010, however, the Duncan McIntosh Company[8] (Irvine, California), publisher of Boating World,[9] Sea Magazine[10] and The Log[11] newspaper, announced its purchase of Editor & Publisher.[12][13] Greg Mitchell was replaced by Mark Fitzgerald, the journal's editor-at-large, and staffer Joe Strupp was also eliminated.

In October 2010, Mark Fitzgerald, Shawn Moynihan and Jim Rosenberg were laid off and replaced with employees from elsewhere in Duncan McIntosh Co.[14]

In August 2019, Duncan Macintosh Company sold the publication to a Delaware based Limited Liability Corporation(LLC) named The Curated Experiences Group, who appointed Mike Blinder[15], a veteran newspaper consultant, as the new Publisher of the magazine[16]. Nu Yang, E&P's Managing Editor under the Duncan Macintosh Company was elevated to the role of Editor in Chief by Blinder in September of 2019.

See also[edit]

  • Press Gazette – a similar publication for the British newspaper industry

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Editor & Publisher Magazine: Since 1884, the Voice of News Publishing – Covering all aspects of the North American newspaper industry". Retrieved 2019-09-17.
  2. ^ E&P Mission Statement. Archived 2011-06-10 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b About Us Archived 2011-06-10 at the Wayback Machine, from E&P's official website
  4. ^ The New York Times, 4 April 2008, Robert Brown, Chief of Editor & Publisher, Dies at 95
  5. ^ Connecting With the News Culture: Trade-Press Readership Among Copy Editors and Their Supervisors AEJMC Conference Paper, Retrieved 14 October 2008
  6. ^ Romenesko, Jim, 14 December 2009, Nielsen folds Editor & Publisher and Kirkus Reviews Archived 2009-12-13 at the Wayback Machine, Poynter Online.
  7. ^ Vanacor, Andrew (2009-12-10). "Editor & Publisher closing". Huffington Post. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
  8. ^ Duncan McIntosh Company
  9. ^ Boating World
  10. ^ Sea Magazine
  11. ^ The Log
  12. ^ "Editor & Publisher to get new owner". Reuters. January 14, 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
  13. ^ Milbourn, Mary Ann (2010-01-14). "OC boating publisher buys 'Bible' of newspaper industry". OC Register. Archived from the original on 2010-07-08. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  14. ^ "Editor & Publisher Staff Fired". The Maynard Institute. 2010-10-18. Archived from the original on 2010-11-09. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
  15. ^ "Meet Mike Blinder, the Florida man trying to save the newspaper business". www.google.com. Retrieved 2019-09-17.
  16. ^ "Editor and Publisher Sold to Media Consultant Mike Blinder – Editor & Publisher Magazine: Since 1884, the Voice of News Publishing". Retrieved 2019-09-17.

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