According to a News & Tech post, a January 10th email from the chairman of software firm MEI (Managing Editor Inc.), has announced that the company has shut down daily operations due to “financial challenges”.

“Although we are working to obtain appropriate funding, the current plan is to wind down daily operations and work closely with our quality partners and other system integrators to transition customer relations and support for long-term success,” the email read.

The email indicated that additional information would be coming this week to further clarify what their next steps would be and that basic support through phone and email ( was being restored.

MEI, who provides content production software to some major publishers— The Washington Post, Miami Herald, Pearson, Wired, National Geographic and the Los Angeles Times—has been in business for 30 years.

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Posted by: Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy has worked in the publishing industry for over 30 years supporting publishing operations of various sizes. In her role as Technical Product Manager for Technology for Publishing, she shares her publishing application expertise supporting a broad range of publishing clients in InDesign best practices, cross-platform content workflows, and InDesign Template strategies. Her weekly tip and blog posts have a committed following in the InDesign community, and as a long-time participant in the InDesign pre-release community, she regularly analyzes and provides feedback for upcoming features. Monica manages the authoring and publication of Technology for Publishing’s handbooks on InDesign, InCopy, and other associated titles.