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Editor & Publisher
Editor Mark Fitzgerald (2010-present)
Categories journal
Frequency monthly
Circulation 12,157
Publisher Charles "Chas" McKeown
First issue 1901
Company Duncan McIntosh Co.
Country United States
Based in New York City
Language English
Website Official website

Editor & Publisher (E&P) is a monthly journal covering the North American newspaper industry. It is based in New York City. E&P calls itself "America's Oldest Journal Covering the Newspaper Industry" and describes itself on its website as "the authoritative journal covering all aspects of the North American newspaper industry, including business, newsroom, advertising, circulation, marketing, technology, online and syndicates."[1]

E&P's website is updated daily with breaking news. The magazine is currently edited by Mark Fitzgerald, who took over the reins from Greg Mitchell in January 2010, and online content is edited by Jay Defoore. In recent years the magazine has won numerous national awards, including several for its stories on coverage of the Iraq war.

The publication dates 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.[2] E&P was edited by Robert U. Brown from 1953 to 1999.[3]

E&P was purchased in 1999 by VNU Business Media, a subsidiary of Nielsen Co., which also publishes Billboard, Adweek, Mediaweek, The Hollywood Reporter, Photo District News, and many other business-to-business magazines.[2]

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.[4]

In December 2009, unable to find a buyer, owner Nielsen Co. decided to shutter the 125 year-old publication. The final publication was released January 2010.[5] However, there was speculation that a buyer may revive the publication in some form in the future.

On Jan. 14, 2010, Duncan McIntosh Co. of Irvine, CA, publisher of Boating World, Sea Magazine and The Log newspaper, announced its purchase of Editor & Publisher.[6] It was also reported that editor Greg Mitchell was replaced by Mark Fitzgerald.

See also

References

  1. ^ E&P Mission Statement
  2. ^ a b About Us, from E&P's official website
  3. ^ New York Times, 4 April 2008, Robert Brown, Chief of Editor & Publisher, Dies at 95
  4. ^ Connecting With the News Culture: Trade-Press Readership Among Copy Editors and Their Supervisors AEJMC Conference Paper, Retrieved 14 October 2008
  5. ^ Poynter Institute, 14 December 2009, Nielsen folds Editor & Publisher and Kirkus Reviews
  6. ^ Reuters, 14 January 2010, Editor & Publisher to get new owner
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