Editor-in-Chief Returns to University of Missouri Press
What happened at the University of Missouri Press is a telling snapshot of problems in university press publishing now. This NYTimes article from last summer is good, and highlights the need for universities to support their presses.
Then today the news came through: the University of Missouri Press as been re-opened and the director re-instated. That’s great for UM, but of course it does not address the larger issue of the trend toward universities paring back support for their presses.