Monday, September 25, 2006

New publisher at PW -- same old agenda?

David Nudo is leaving his spot as the ad exec. at the NYT to take over as publisher for Publishers Weekly, where he "will have overall business and editorial responsibility for the magazine." Nudo clearly articulates the gatekeeper role PW sees itself playing in the publishing industry:
"We want to make sure that all booksellers look to PW as the authority about what is going on in the business and what books they should be selling and why."

If PW's vision is to be an objective information broker for all booksellers, then I would hope Nudo commits to greater editorial balance than this publication has shown in times past.



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