Editor & Publisher

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Editor & Publisher
Cover from September 2023
Editor-in-ChiefRobin Blinder
Former editorsGreg Mitchell (2002–2009)
CategoriesTrade magazines
PublisherMike Blinder
First issue1901; 123 years ago (1901)
CompanyCurated Experiences Group
CountryUnited States
Based inHendersonville, Tennessee
Websiteeditorandpublisher.com Edit this at Wikidata
ISSN0013-094X (print)
0013-094X (web)

Editor & Publisher (E&P) is an American monthly trade news magazine covering the news media industry. Published since 1901, Editor & Publisher is the self-described "bible of the newspaper industry,"[1][2] with offices in Hendersonville, TN.[3]


Editor & Publisher (E&P) covers all aspects of the news media industry.[4] The magazine's original tagline was "The newsmagazine of the fourth estate." As of 2022, E&P's tagline is "The Authoritative Voice of #NewsMedia Since 1884"[5]

Today E&P still publishes a monthly print magazine that is mailed to over 5,000 news publishing executives and distributed at yearly news media events.

E&P presents the annual EPpy Awards for excellence in digital publishing.[6]


A 1914 cover from the original magazine (Archive.org)

Editor & Publisher evolved from several publications, the oldest of which — the weekly The Journalist, the first successful American trade newspaper covering journalism[7] — had been founded in 1884.[8] The Editor & Publisher: A Journal for Newspaper Makers[9] itself was founded in 1901, and in 1907 it merged with The Journalist.[10][2] E&P later acquired the trade journal Newspaperdom (established 1892), and in 1927 it merged with the trade paper The Fourth Estate.[4]

E&P published the long-awaited King–Crane Commission Report (officially called the 1919 Inter-Allied Commission on Mandates in Turkey) in its December 2, 1922 edition.[11]

From 1990 to 2010, Editor and Publisher produced the Interactive Newspapers Conference (which changed its name to the Interactive Media Conference & Trade Show in the year 2000). MediaWeek joined as a co-sponsor in 2003.[12] The annual conference was held in various locations around the United States, frequently in New Orleans and Las Vegas. Since 1996, E&P has presented the EPPY Awards, an award for media-affiliated websites. The EPPYS were presented at the Interactive Media Conference until 2011 when they went fully online.[13]

For many years the company published the Editor & Publisher International Yearbook. It still publishes the annual Editor & Publisher DataBook and this data is also available on the website.[14]

Editor & Publisher was acquired in 1999 by the Nielsen Company.[15] Nielsen shut down E&P at the end of 2010,[8][16][17] but the magazine was revived when the Duncan McIntosh Company purchased it from Nielsen[4] and moved its offices to the Los Angeles area.[2] In September 2019 Editor & Publisher was purchased by[18] Curated Experiences Group.[2]

In October 2020 Editor & Publisher partnered with The Poynter Institute and America's Newspapers to launch the Media Job Board , an industry wide news media employment platform. News publishers who post their openings on the Job Board have their ads automatically placed on many job matching platforms, the Websites of Poynter, Editor & Publisher Magazine and America's Newspapers with their latest ads featured on the daily #NewsMedia today Email Newsletter and on Editor & Publisher's social media platforms.[19]

In January 2021, the magazine donated their digitized "back issues" to Internet Archive where now hundreds of issues of E&P published since 1901 are available for free.[20]

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  1. ^ David Z. Morris (September 3, 2019). "Editor & Publisher Sold to News Veteran, Who Plans to Expand Magazine's Focus". Fortune. Retrieved 2020-01-24.
  2. ^ a b c d Kelly, Keith J. "Newspaper trade mag Editor & Publisher sells to media consultant," New York Post (September 3, 2019).
  3. ^ "About Us". Editor and Publisher. Retrieved 2023-10-30.
  4. ^ a b c "Editor & Publisher Changes Hands". MyNewsLA.com. 2019-09-03. Retrieved 2020-01-24.
  5. ^ "About Us," Editor & Publisher website. Retrieved November 28, 2022.
  6. ^ "About Us | Editor and Publisher". editorandpublisher.com. Retrieved 2023-02-05.
  7. ^ Who Started the Journalist?, Editor & Publisher, 29 January 1921, p. 32
  8. ^ a b Pérez-Peña, Richard. "Editor & Publisher and Kirkus Reviews Close," New York Times (December 10, 2009).
  9. ^ Lee, Alfred McClung. The Daily Newspaper in America, Vol. 1, p. 228 (1937)
  10. ^ Daly, Christopher B. Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation's Journalism (University of Massachusetts Press, 2012), p. 155.
  11. ^ Sinanoglou, Penny (2019-11-22). Partitioning Palestine: British Policymaking at the End of Empire. University of Chicago Press. p. 199. ISBN 978-0-226-66578-8.
  12. ^ Outing, Steve. "Conference Coverage," Poynter (May 8, 2003).
  13. ^ "Award Winners Announced". Editor & Publisher. November 30, 2011. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  14. ^ G.M. at E&P
  15. ^ "Editor & Publisher 1999-09-11: Vol 132 Iss 37". Duncan McIntosh. 11 September 1999.
  16. ^ Romenesko, Jim. "Nielsen folds Editor & Publisher and Kirkus Reviews," Poynter (December 10, 2009).
  17. ^ Coffin, Jarvis. "Editor & Publisher magazine closes after 125 years," HuffPost (December 14, 2009).
  18. ^ Blinder, Michael (2011). "Survival Selling". ISBN 9780615264691.
  19. ^ "America's Newspapers, E&P Magazine and Poynter Institute launch industry-wide Media Job Board: New site to be the most comprehensive one-stop website for job seekers and recruiters in the media industry". America's Newspapers. Retrieved 2023-02-06.
  20. ^ Lewis, Marina "More than 100 years of Editor & Publisher Now Fully Accessible Online on the Internet Archive" "blog.archive.org" (January 20, 2021)

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