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E&P Editor Greg Mitchell: Stay Tuned

Greg-Mitchell.jpgGreg Mitchell writes on Huffpo that he was expecting the selling of Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek to eclipse the closing of E&P. He writes:

Believe me, we were amused, though heartened, to see “Editor & Publisher” (with the correct ampersand, no less) hitting No. 4 on the top Twitter trending topics, and stay in the top 10 most of the day. It must have shocked others, as well, as many tweeted, “WHAT is Editor & Publisher doing in trending topics?”

Best of all, we were swamped with e-mails from longtime fans — some of them household names — who expressed outrage at the sudden closing, offered to send money (or to help us go online), praised our work and said this meant doom for the newspaper industry. I wouldn’t exactly go along with that final prediction, but it was good to hear so many tell us how much they loved us and what a big role we had played in their lives, some going back decades.

He also says there’s a decent chance that someone will step forward and help the publication continue.

Yes, this is what passes for feel good story in the media these days and we’re taking it.

Previously on FBLA:

  • E&P: Just One More Issue…Maybe Others Too…Depends
  • Editor & Publisher Shutters, Hollywood Reporter and Billboard Sold

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