Greg Mitchell, former editor of industry title Editor & Publisher, explains how he was axed as part of a takeover deal by new owners of the magazine.
E&P was shuttered by former publisher Nielsen Company last month, but was resurrected last week by the Duncan McIntosh Company:
Mitchell is, understandably, highly critical of some of the changes that have already been made:
Now I was out, along with the great Joe Strupp, senior editor and staff writer. That meant that the magazine would lose the two staffers who had been responsible for roughly 80 per cent of the magazine’s news-making and traffic-driving ‘scoops’ over the past several years – at a time when web impact needs to be expanded.
(…) Much of the speculation about the ‘new’ E&P has been on the decision to focus on business and tech/press room issues. Many observers in recent days have warned that the ‘E’ will be largely taken out of E&P.
A microcosmic vision of wider industry struggles?