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Sweating a Loss of Advertising?

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Sweating a Loss of Advertising?

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'Daily News' scoop put in cooler

The New York Daily News iced an investigation of local garment sweatshops because it was worried about losing department-store ads -- prompting newsroom fears that the newspaper's credibility would be damaged.

The newspaper, at E&P's deadline, was deciding whether to identify the stores that J. Robert Port investigated in a series that examines whether designers who sold their clothing to department stores used sweatshops to produce their wares.

The series was scheduled to run in mid-May, but was postponed because the News feared a reprise of the withdrawal of ads by grocery chains furious with a May 3 exposE on dirty supermarkets, "Dirty Rotten Shame," said an editor familiar with the project.

Daily News Editor in Chief Edward Kosner dismissed newsroom concerns. "The series is running, so you can relax," he told E&P. "I can't tell you when for competitive reasons. There is no newsroom buzz about this. …

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