Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th May 2007 14:27 UTC, submitted by ozonehole
Apple "Colleagues at my former outlet, PC World magazine, have told me that Editor-in-Chief Harry McCracken quit abruptly today because the company's new CEO, Colin Crawford, tried to kill a story about Apple and Steve Jobs. The piece, a whimsical article titled 'Ten Things We Hate About Apple', was still in draft form when Crawford killed it. McCracken said no way and walked after Crawford refused to compromise. Apparently Crawford also told editors that product reviews in the magazine were too critical of vendors, especially ones who advertise in the magazine, and that they had to start being nicer to advertisers."
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RE: too bad..
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 4th May 2007 14:54 UTC in reply to "too bad.."
Thom_Holwerda
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Reviews on products to be censored?

Luckily, on OSNews, we are not reliant on ads in any way (our ad income goes directly to our server guy, the rest of the staff gets nothing of it). Other than that, we have an ad broker, so no companies are paying directly for our ad space.

I guess it's mostly a question of integrity. I will never alter or change a review because the parent company of the product demands it; nor will Eugenia. The only thing I will change are factual mistakes, i.e. when I say product X can't do Y, while in fact, it can.

It also depends on the company. Just about any company we have dealt with on OSNews is actually happy with critique, since it tells them what they need to improve. Some companies, however, (let's not get into name calling) aren't as good at sportsmanship. Sad, but we'll live.

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