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Advertisers Rule – OK

Award-winning Editor-in-Chief Harry McCracken of PC World resigned on Tuesday over disagreements with the magazine’s publisher regarding stories critical of advertisers, according to an article in CNET News.

Three sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told CNET that McCracken informed staffers in an afternoon meeting Wednesday that he decided to resign because Colin Crawford, senior vice president, online, at IDG Communications, was pressuring him to avoid stories that were critical of major advertisers.

McCracken resigned after 12 years at the magazine. He declined to comment on the nature of his disagreements with Colin Crawford.

One Response to “Advertisers Rule – OK”

  1. john baker says:

    McCracken has been asked to remain at PC World as Vice President, editor in chief. He was offered and accepted the role after a public outcry over his resignation and many cancelled subscriptions to the magazine.