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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 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]]

* Perry White, editor of the Daily Planet, in ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' and its numerous spin-offs and adaptations in various media.
* J. Jonah Jameson, editor of the Daily Bugle, in ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' and its spin-offs and adaptations in various media.


[[folder:Comic Books]]

* 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'''.''
* 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.



* Lawrence Nolan, in ''Film/OurMissBrooks''. He's authoritarian, but more of a stuffed shirt rather than stereotypically gruff.
* Henry Connell, in the Creator/FrankCapra film ''Film/MeetJohnDoe''.
* Identified [[NoNameGiven only as "Chief"]] in ''Film/TheHudsuckerProxy''.
* Smith Keen from ''Film/ThePelicanBrief''.
* Ben Bradlee as portrayed in ''Film/AllThePresidentsMen''.
* Ben Bradlee Jr. as in ''{{Film/Spotlight}}''. Marty Baron, the Globe's new editor-in-chief, is a notable subversion.
* Walter Burns in ''Film/HisGirlFriday'', based on the play ''The Front Page''.
* Walter Burns in ''Film/TheFrontPage'', based on the play of the same name.
* Ben in ''Film/MonsterInTheCloset''.
* Oliver Stone in ''Nothing Sacred''.
* Fandor's boss in ''Film/{{Fantomas}}''.
* Corbit in ''Film/AllAboutSteve''



* 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?
* Aravena from ''Literature/EvaLuna''.
* Mr. [=DeWitt=] in the Literature/PennyParker series.

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': The local newspaper editor causes trouble for Miss Brooks in "Cafeteria Boycott".
* ''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.
* Tony Vincenzo, editor for the Independent News Service (a wire service), and Carl Kolchak's immediate boss in ''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker''.
* Cameron Foster, editor of the Herald, in ''Series/StateOfPlay''.
* Donald Stern from ''Series/TheChronicle''. Basically Perry White merged with Zed from ''Film/MenInBlack''.
* Lou Grant, of ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' and its spin-off ''Series/LouGrant''.
* Kat from ''Series/PersonsUnknown'' is a rare female example of this.
* Lynda Day from ''Series/PressGang''.
* 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.


[[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 ]]

* 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.
* The ''[[WesternAnimation/CaptainCavemanAndTheTeenAngels Captain Caveman]]'' shorts on ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones The Flintstone Comedy Show]]'' featured Lou Granite, editor-in-chief of ''The Daily Granite''.
* Pablo plays this role in ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'' episode "Front Page News!".
* Diamond Tiara in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' plays this role when she's appointed editor-in-chief of the school paper in "Ponyville Confidential".