Editor & Publisher

Articles from February 1

Calling the Shots, with None of the Crowding
Photographer Chuck Kennedy got the idea of placing a camera at the foot of the presidential swearing-in podium when he was at the second George W. Bush inaugural, in 2005. Nearly four years later, on Election Night 2008, the McClatchy-Tribune photographer...
Editorial: Let the 'Death Tax' Die
Financial crises stir the inventiveness of business, government and other hustlers, so it's not surprising that this current meltdown -- unprecedented in the experience of the vast majority of American adults -- is spawning ideas that are artful or...
Editor of the Year 2009: What's Really Brewing in Milwaukee
In this harshest-ever climate for the newspaper industry, so many editors have been fired for refusing to implement more newsroom cuts, angrily quit while publicly declaring their frustrations, or simply quietly slipped out the door to retire in peace,...
E&P Technical: New Focus for Tech at NAA
Already substantially smaller than it was 25 years ago when the American Newspaper Publishers Association absorbed the Research Institute (RI), the Newspaper Association of America's Technology Department is no more. When it restructured and relocated...
Expert Tips on How to Cover a Crisis
Barry Ritholtz, who runs equity research firm Fusion IQ and writes one of the Web's most popular economics blogs, The Big Picture -- much quoted nowadays by reporters -- considers himself "unburdened" by a classical economics education, and so "is...
Family Affairs: Five Dailies in Business since the 1800s
Big metros are languishing on the sales block in San Diego and Austin. Seattle, Denver, and Tucson are about to kiss their second dailies goodbye. But not everyone is in a rush to exit the industry. A group of four families concentrated in the Midwest,...
ING, Others May Host Former NAA Committee
After the Newspaper Association of America dissolved operations and technical committees in the course of a reorganization that saw its Technology Department subsumed within the new Business Development Department, Dow Jones & Co. National Production...
My 36 Years with Springsteen: From Sing Sing to the Super Bowl
The New York Times and its Web site were filled with stories about Bruce Springsteen this weekend, from the sports section to Arts & Leisure. But when I met him back in 1972, I could not have imagined that the scrawny kid in the hooded sweatshirt...
News People
ALASKA Charles Westmoreland has been named managing editor of the Juneau Empire. Westmoreland most recently served as managing editor of the Capital City Weekly. He succeeds Michael Plett, who has been managing editor since 2008. CALIFORNIA ...
Pressing Issues -- Back in the Heyday: The Way We Were
We haven't made a fuss about it yet (the year is still young), but E&P is turning 125 next month. We date our history to March 22, 1884, and the founding of a magazine titled The Journalist, which morphed into The Editor and Publisher/The Journalist...
Reducing News Corp.'s 'Footprint'
News Corp. is entering the final stretch to fulfill Chairman/ CEO Rupert Murdoch's promise to make the global media company the first to become "carbon neutral" by 2010. And those in charge of tracing and then reducing the vast company's "carbon footprint"...
Review of Springsteen's Halftime Show!
Since I didn't care one iota about the game itself, a lot was riding on the Super Bowl halftime show tonight. This apparently was true for Bruce Springsteen himself. On Friday, at a rare press conference, he admitted he didn't know a thing about...
Shoptalk: Will Edit, for Food
The late Rodney Dangerfield was known for saying, "My problem is that I appeal to everyone that can do me absolutely no good." A version of that statement applies to out-of-work copy editors: We know a lot of things that can do us absolutely no good....
Syndicates: Conservatives Get Fresh Perspective
Ask Charles Krauthammer what he thinks of covering a liberal Democrat like Barack Obama after eight years of George W. Bush, and the conservative columnist will tell you there is a definite upside. "It is a lot easier to be in opposition, it is easier...
The 'Newsmixer' Promotes Social Networking Ideas for Newspapers
Anyone who has dared to delve into the comments section of their favorite newspaper Web site has surely been struck more by the limitations -- and then the level -- of discourse. As Chuck Peters, CEO of Gazette Communications, pithily sums up his experience:...
Tight Squeeze
The national headlines about a proposed "bailout" from the state of Connecticut were inaccurate, but The Bristol Press and The Herald of New Britain could serve as a case study in the debate over local vs. national ownership. Recently sold by Journal...
Time to Buy Newspaper Stocks?
Stock prices of newspaper companies are so low -- depending on the chain, they've lost between 55% and 99% of their value in the past year -- that it's tempting to think the time to buy has finally arrived. Indeed, Mario Gabelli, a longtime investor...
What's the Frequency?
Around this time last year, executives at the Detroit Media Partnership decided some extreme measures were in order. The economic downturn had been particularly tough on the Motor City, and on the whole, joint operating agreements (JOAs) have not exactly...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.