Thursday 31 December 2009

Editor & Publisher goes into exile

Staff on US journalism trade title Editor & Publisher have set up a blog while hoping that offers may come in for the magazine which has been closed by parent company The Nielsen Co.
Editor & Publisher shuts its doors today after more than 125 years in operation as "the bible of the newspaper industry" and one of America's oldest magazines.
Editor Greg Mitchell said: "Staffers are vacating the offices in New York City, but we still hope to be back. We shipped our January issue on Monday and it will be mailed to subscribers next week. This Web site and our two blogs will remain alive but we will not be updating them after today.
"Several possible buyers have stepped forward but any firm agreement, we're told, is at least two weeks away. There appears to be a fairly good chance that Editor & Publisher will resume but we cannot say when or in precisely what form.
"To check for updates, find out what staffers are up to, and keep up with news and commentary that some of us will continue to produce-- in what we hope is merely an "interim" -- go to a new, possibly temporary, blog, "E&P In Exile."

1 comment:

agahran said...

Yay! This blog allows comments! That's already a vast improvement over the E&P site!

Good luck, folks :-)