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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by airwedge1 on Fri 4th May 2007 21:04 UTC
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I think the ceo is getting things all wrong. The way it works is people read the magazine, and because people read the magazine, clients pay for advertisements. (obviously). Why does the news now a days have 50% death and destruction? Because thats what people like to watch. The same goes for this magazine. People want to have an article that bashes, and intentionally or not thats why people read it. People don't want to read one great review after another. In my opinion leading down where the ceo is going, is going to get less readers, and hence less advertisement. I also doubt the article was that bad as well, and apple probably wouldn't even mind it being publishes.

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