Recounting the numbers: In Monday’s NY Times, David Carr and Jacques Steinberg examine the circulation falsification practices at Gruner & Jahr, Hollinger International and the Tribune Company and if the print auditing system is broken.
“I am probably naïve,” said John Fox Sullivan, president and group publisher of Atlantic Media, which publishes The Atlantic Monthly. “I was stunned by what happened at Gruner & Jahr. And then what happened at Newsday and other newspapers left me even more stunned. Fundamentally, I don’t think there is a lot of flat-out cheating or fraud in our industry.”