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->"''I love the smell of fear in a newsroom.''"
-->-- '''Perry White''', ''Series/LoisAndClark''

The IntrepidReporter's boss. Gruff and authoritarian, frequently a CigarChomper, often seen with his jacket off and his sleeves rolled up. Is fond of both [[MeanBoss shouting at his reporters over any conceivable pretext]] and [[PapaWolf passionately defending them]] (and the newspaper) from any threats to the freedom of the press.

Has a lot of overlap in personality and plot function with DaChief (but if he's Perry White, don't call him "Chief"!).

The SchoolNewspaperNewshound is a frequent variant seen in many episodic TV series.


[[folder:Across Multiple Media]]

* J. Jonah Jameson, editor of the Daily Bugle, in ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' and its spin-offs and adaptations in various media, with the Creator/JKSimmons portrayal from the Raimi trilogy being the image most associated with him.
* Perry White, editor of the Daily Planet, in ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' and its numerous spin-offs and adaptations in various media. In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story arc ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}'', Perry is seen ordering his workforce around, asking eyewitness accounts, giving instructions and asking where are both Jimmy Olsen and his coffee.


[[folder:Comic Books]]

* Virtually all of Vic Sage's bosses in ''ComicBook/TheQuestion''.
* Despite technically being based on [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 the cartoon]] that preceded it, ''Comicbook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures'' had its own separate DaEditor figure in Murdock Maxwell, who fires April at the beginning of her spin-off mini-series.
* Mitchell "[[CatchPhrase Where's my fucking column]]" Royce in ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'', City Editor of The Word. Slightly unusual in that he heads a section rather than being Editor In Chief. Gets ADayInTheLimelight in the issue "Two-Fisted Editor".
-->''Let me tell you how it is. You gather the evidence and write stories. That's what you do. That's your job. I'm an editor. That means I do '''everything else'''.''
* Creator/ReneGoscinny gets caricatured as this in the ''ComicBook/AchilleTalon'' comic books. There is a "No!" sign permanently fixed to his desk and he does not hesitate to attack his subordinates with an axe if they don't deliver on schedule or are caught slacking off.



* Corbit in ''Film/AllAboutSteve''.
* Ben Bradlee as portrayed in ''Film/AllThePresidentsMen'' and ''Film/ThePost''.
* Fandor's boss in ''Film/{{Fantomas}}''.
* Walter Burns in ''Film/TheFrontPage'', based on the stage play of the same name.
* Walter Burns in ''Film/HisGirlFriday'', based on the stage play ''The Front Page''.
* Identified [[NoNameGiven only as "Chief"]] in ''Film/TheHudsuckerProxy''.
* Henry Connell, in the Creator/FrankCapra film ''Film/MeetJohnDoe''.
* Ben in ''Film/MonsterInTheCloset''.
* Oliver Stone in ''Nothing Sacred''.
* Lawrence Nolan, in ''Film/OurMissBrooks''. He's authoritarian, but more of a stuffed shirt rather than stereotypically gruff.
* Smith Keen from ''Film/ThePelicanBrief''.
* Clem's unnamed editor in the Creator/FrankCapra film ''Film/ThePowerOfThePress'' is the standard-issue gruff, barking editor. He insults Clem's reporting skills and doesn't give him an assignment until he has no other choice, and he fires Clem when Clem tries to get him to yank the story to be nice to Mary. But he does back up Clem when Clem's rival Bill tries to steal the story.
* Ben Bradlee Jr. as in ''{{Film/Spotlight}}''. Marty Baron, the Globe's new editor-in-chief, is a notable subversion.
* Joe from ''Film/TheCaseForChrist''.



* Technically, William de Worde in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books following ''Discworld/TheTruth'' should be this. In practice he refuses to give up being an IntrepidReporter himself. And [[WordOfGod as Pterry says]], since he ''invented'' journalism, who's going to tell him he's not supposed to? Later books refer to his apparent ability to write articles as if his bottom was stuffed with tweed despite still being a young man.
* Aravena from ''Literature/EvaLuna''.
* Mr. [=DeWitt=] in the Literature/PennyParker series.
* ''Literature/WhodunitMysteries'' has Josh's editor at the Sentinel. He is loud and demanding in forcing him to go and dig up new info on stories.
-->'''Editor:''' Now get out there before I make ''you'' into the next big murder case!

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* Donald Stern from ''Series/TheChronicle''. Basically Perry White merged with Zed from ''Film/MenInBlack''.
* Paris Geller during half the junior year in ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' for the ''Yale Daily News''; one of the rare examples where the staff overthrow her for being overly authoritarian.
* Tony Vincenzo, editor for the Independent News Service (a wire service), and Carl Kolchak's immediate boss in ''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker''.
* Lou Grant, of ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' and its spin-off ''Series/LouGrant''.
* ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': The local newspaper editor causes trouble for Miss Brooks in "Cafeteria Boycott".
* Kat from ''Series/PersonsUnknown'' is a rare female example of this.
* Lynda Day from ''Series/PressGang''.
* Cameron Foster, editor of the Herald, in ''Series/StateOfPlay''.
* ''Series/TooCloseForComfort'': In the Ted Knight Show-era episodes (from 1986), main protagonists Henry and Muriel Rush are part-owners of the Marin Bugler, a weekly newspaper. Ted is the editor and Muriel is a photographer.
* Mitchell Ellison in ''Series/Daredevil2015'' is editor-in-chief of the ''New York Bulletin''. In season 1, he clashes regularly with Ben Urich over what will sell papers. In season 2, he becomes a mentor to Karen Page as she digs into Frank Castle's past.
* ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS'' gives us Tom Hammerschmidt, managing editor at ''The Washington Herald'' until he gets fired as a result of using dirty language to insult Zoe Barnes. He then becomes a freelance reporter, and after a lengthy absence through seasons 2 and 3, returns in season 4 with the backing of the ''Herald'' to expose President Underwood's corrupt political activities.

[[folder: Video Games ]]

* The Bonga Bugle editor in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' combines this with MilesGloriosus, bragging about his physical prowess but [[EscortMission frequently requiring your protection]]--then making himself out to be the hero in the resulting news reports.
* Akiyoshi Zaizen in ''VisualNovel/OurTwoBedroomStory'' is the chief editor over several publications at the protagonist's workplace, responsible for keeping the various difficult personalities of his employees in line. He's strict and stern enough that the protagonist and her colleagues have nicknamed him "the Growler."


* Harold Harvey Henson in ''[[Webcomic/CiemWebcomicSeries Ciem: The Human Centipede]]'', who's the station owner of Channel 26 in Dirbine. Subverted in that he's very [[ThePollyanna wishy-washy and optimistic]], and treats his staff a lot more kindly than they deserve.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Pablo plays this role in ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'' episode "Front Page News!".
* The ''[[WesternAnimation/CaptainCavemanAndTheTeenAngels Captain Caveman]]'' shorts on ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones The Flintstone Comedy Show]]'' featured Lou Granite, editor-in-chief of ''The Daily Granite''.
* Diamond Tiara in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' plays this role when she's appointed editor-in-chief of the school paper in "Ponyville Confidential".
* The director of the Channel 6 news team, Burne Thompson, in the '80s/'90s ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' cartoon. His somewhat fluctuating attitude towards the Turtles and constant pestering of his underlings for news stories led to April occasionally being at odds with him.