Just a few days after its publisher the Nielsen Co. announced that it would close the magazine at the end of the year, newspaper trade Editor & Publisher announced it would be publishing its January issue, “due to overwhelming reader and advertiser demand.”
The pub thinks this decision shows there may still be hope for it to rise again — just look at the headline of the story E&P wrote about it: “‘E&P’ To Publish January Issue — Hope Remains?”
After Nielsen’s surprising decision on Thursday to close the pub, E&P first decided to publish the articles from its upcoming January issue — already completed — online until January 1, the day the title was set to close for good. Now, subscribers will also receive a print version of the issue, due around January 4.
And because of such a huge outpouring of support from the industry, readers and advertisers, E&P staffers are still holding out hope, telling readers to “stay tuned for updates” about the magazine’s fate.
Previously: Could E&P Have Been Saved?