David Kirkpatrick

December 10, 2009

‘Editor & Publisher’, RIP

Filed under: Business, Media — Tags: , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 5:10 pm

The publishing industry loses a major institution. Are we really seeing the (shockingly rapid) demise of the entire publishing industry as it’s been known in the modern era? Maybe so.

From the link:

Editor & Publisher, the bible of the newspaper industry and a journalism institution that traces its origins back to 1884, is ceasing publication.

An announcement, made by parent company The Nielsen Co., was made Thursday morning as staffers were informed that E&P, in both print and online, was shutting down.

The expressions of surprise and outpouring of strong support for E&P that have followed across the Web — Editor & Publisher has even hit No. 4 as a Twitter trending topic — raise the notion that the publication might yet continue in some form.