"Greenpeace Seeks Newsweek Disclosure of API Revenue"

"Greenpeace is demanding that Newsweek disclose how much money it has made selling the oil industry's biggest lobbying group advertising deals that included the ability to co-host energy policy forums and seat the association's president as a panelist beside members of Congress.

Greenpeace's executive director, Phil Radford, urged Newsweek editor Jon Meacham in a letter Friday to reveal the information, following an E&E story that exposed the magazine's ad sales practices and its involvement with the American Petroleum Institute and other advertisers (Greenwire, Nov. 5). Radford also asked Meacham to disclose Newsweek revenue from selling the co-hosting advertising packages and to balance a planned Dec. 1 panel with scientists and representatives from environmental groups."

Anne C. Mulkern reports for Greenwire in the New York Times November 9, 2009.

See Also:

"API's Partnership With Newsweek Raises Ad Cash and Ethics Questions" (Greenwire)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009