'Editor & Publisher' head says there was no indication the mag would fold today

The best indication that Nielsen Business Media was shutting down newspaper-industry trade magazine Editor & Publisher is that it was a trending topic on Twitter all afternoon Thursday. And the magazine, which had documented the ups and downs of newspaper publishing for more than a century, wrote its own obituary.

E&P editor Greg Mitchell says he and his staff got the news of the magazine's closure Thursday morning, along with everyone else. "We knew that there was a sale in the works," he says, "but there was never any sort of crisis meeting, and there was no indication that it might be folded."