Editor & Publisher No More
Posted on Dec 10, 2009
The Nielsen Co. is putting Editor & Publisher to pasture after 125 years of covering the newspaper business. It’s a shot in the gut to journalists everywhere, many of whom got their start from the mag’s want ads. But the trade’s shoes have already been filled by commendable online publications, such as Romenesko and local efforts like LA Observed.
It seems Nielsen couldn’t interest anyone in buying the publication, having unloaded its more profitable rags (Adweek, Brandweek, Mediaweek, Backstage, Billboard, Film Journal International and The Hollywood Reporter) to an investment group.
If you want to send condolences or offer a job, Editor & Publisher staff e-mails can be found through the “Read more” link below. —PZS
Editor & Publisher:
Nielsen Business Media, of which E&P was a part, has forged a deal with e5 Global Media Holdings, LLC, a new company formed jointly by Pluribus Capital Management and Guggenheim Partners, for the sale of eight brands in the Media and Entertainment Group, including E&P sister magazines Adweek, Brandweek, Mediaweek, Backstage, Billboard, Film Journal International and The Hollywood Reporter. E&P was not included in this transaction.
As news spread of E&P’s fate, the staffers have been inundated with calls from members of the industry it covers, and many others, expressing shock and hopes for a revival. Staff members will stay on for the remainder of 2009.
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