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E&P Vets Find New Jobs

Allow us to let out a “hooray!” for Editor & Publisher veteran editors Joe Strupp and Greg Mitchell, who were laid off when the magazine was bought by boating magazine publisher Duncan McIntosh Co. Both Strupp and Mitchell have landed new gigs–Strupp starts at left-leaning Media Matters today, according to Politico, launching a new blog for the organization; Mitchell tweeted that he’ll have an announcement “within 2 weeks.”

As soon as this new blog launches, consider yourself followed, Strupp.

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Ousted E&P Editor: ‘Might Have Just Been A Glitch’

editor and publisher coverEditor & Publisher editor Greg Mitchell didn’t know the venerable trade magazine had been sold until stories began appearing on the site last Thursday. In fact, he was so surprised by that that he initally thought it was a glitch. He didn’t know he wasn’t being asked to continue with the magazine until later.

Writing at The Huffington Post, Mitchell explains how it all went down—without him:

It was a bit puzzling last Thursday afternoon when a Twitter feed indicated that new stories were going up on E&P’s shuttered web site. It didn’t take long for my email box at home to start filling up with media queries — was it true E&P was back in business? Congrats and all that. I told them: damned if I know. Might have just been a glitch. It was impossible that a sale could have gone through without me knowing about it. But the stories kept going up.

Finally, about three hours later, I got a call at home from Duncan McIntosh, the publisher of Boating World and FishRap News and front-runner for the takeover, who confirmed that the contracts for the sale had been signed but unfortunately I would not be part of the re-launch.

McIntosh, Mitchell said, had previously told him three times that Mitchell’d be part of the new mag. And Folio reported that McIntosh called the editorial direction of the mag “right on course.”

For more sordid details, read the original post: all we can say is that it’s incredibly sad when a publication loses a third of its reporting staff and when it loses two journalists as respected and talented as Mitchell and Joe Strupp.

E&P Update: Mitchell And Strupp Both Out At Venerable Publication

editor and publisher coverForbes reports that both Greg Mitchell and Joe Strupp will not be continuing at Editor & Publisher under its new owners.

“The move left E&P fans in shock,” wrote Forbes. “Mitchell and Strupp are the twin engines of some of E&P’s best editorial work, notably its award-winning coverage of the Iraq war…Mitchell says the motivation can’t be financial–neither he nor Strupp draw big salaries.”

Mitchell posted on E&P In Exile yesterday:

I am out as editor after eight years, and the great Joe Strupp as senior editor (after 1,976 scoops in 12 years). … Strupp and I may carry on here in some form but you should go to my personal blog here. Strupp can be reached at one of his many blogs here. Thanks.

UPDATE: Thanks for more than a thousand messages of outrage and support via Twitter and emails so far.

This move leaves just four editorial staff at the magazine.